"1,000 point mark? For me? YEAH!" -- (Photo) - Jim McIsaac
"D'Angelo ranks among the most-prolific scorers that I have had the opportunity to coach," said Steve Lavin.
With six games left to play in the season, sophomore guard D'Angelo Harrison hit the 1,000 point mark for his St. John's career against Louisville with 12:48 left in the second half.
Harrison is one of the fastest 12 players to score 1,000, and is the 48th thousand point scorer in team history.
Top Scorers in St. John's History
1. Chris Mullin - 2,440 points
Walter Berry sits in 15th place; with the team for two years after transferring.
Time and time again, Lavin has expressed that Harrison was one of the most-prolific scorers he's ever had the chance to coach.
Harrison has lived up to that praise this season.
In 24 games, Harrison has scored 447 total points, with a 18.3 points per game average which ranks him second best in the Big East this season. Harrison scored 544 points last season.
Harrison has had eye-popping games such as the one against Villanova, where he scored 36 points on 11-of-21 shooting including 6 three-pointers.
He's had strong all-around games - like against St. Francis (NY) where Harrison had 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists, or the first meeting against Rutgers at Madison Square Garden where Harrison tallied 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Harrison is scoring the ball at a 40.7 field goal percentage despite his recent struggles, up from last season's 37.5%.
During the 2010-2011 season, Dwight Hardy, was the offensive catalyst that helped lead St. John's to numerous upset victories and a tournament berth for the first time in nearly a decade.
Following in his footsteps, Harrison, the savvy guard from Texas was an explosive volume scorer before coming to St. John's, starring in AAU and playing every position at Fort Bend Dulles High.
One thing's for sure, all Harrison needs is the an open spot on the court and he has the shooter's confidence to believe it's nothing but net from there.
Do you think Harrison can crack St. John's top 10 scoring list? Top 5?