B.J. Burries is on the verge of breaking Arizona high school basketball scoring record. Yesterday night, Burries inched his way closer with 54 points in Globe’s 88-69 win over Desert Christian.
In addition to his 54 points Burries also had 5 assists, six steals and four rebounds. He made 23 out of 35 shots from the field, 2-of-9 from deep, and knocked down six free throws.
Earlier this month, Burries, became the third high-school basketball player in Arizona history to reach 3,000 total points. In doing so, he passed Mike Bibby, who starred at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix before guiding the Arizona Wildcats to a national championship and playing 17 seasons in the NBA.
Burries, who is now at 3,130 points needs just 24 points to pass Corey Hawkins, the All-Time leader at 3,154 points. He will get his chance this Friday against St. Augustine Catholic.