WESTPORT, Conn. – Sean Obi scored 15 points in his first game with the Greens Farms Academy boys basketball team on Dec. 6, 2010. Now, 52 games and 37 victories later, he surpassed 1,000 points for his career.
Obi, a native of Nigeria who now lives in Greenwich, scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Monday to lead the Dragons to a 102-40 win over Chase Collegiate. Obi now has 1,001 career points and has averaged 18.9 points during his brilliant career.
Hunter Eggers, whose family is hosting Obi while he lives in the United States, added 31 points for Greens Farms (6-1). Darien’s Pat Ryan added 23 while Matt Tate of Greenwich tossed in 19.
Eggers also had eight assists, while Tate had 11 assists and four steals. Ryan added six assists and five rebounds.
Obi, who committed to Rice University in the fall, achieved his milestone in the presence of Rice Assistant Coach Gus Argenal. He is closing in on becoming the career scoring leader at Greens Farms. Weston native Dan Chase set the record with 1,249 in 2011. Obi is on pace to finish with close to 1,300 career points. He already owns school records for most rebounds in a career, 899, and should eclipse 1,000 career caroms later this season.
Greens Farms travels to meet King of Stamford on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.