Senior Jeremy Hemsley of Damien High School tossed in 19 points in the Spartans’ 70-27 Baseline League win over Upland on Friday.
That showing gave the San Diego State commit the school’s career scoring record. He now has 1,767 points which boosted him past Victor Leslie who had held the mark for two decades.
Spartans coach Matt Dunn said since the game was on the road there was no stoppage of play to recognize the moment. The coach added that the 6-foot-4 guard would be honored at an upcoming game.
Hemsley sat out much of the second half with the game in hand.
The Spartans (13-2, 1-0) play at Etiwanda on Tuesday.
Count Damien High School junior basketball standout Jeremy Hemsley as one of those wanting to get the distraction of a college decision out of the way early.
The 6-foot-3 guard has made a verbal commitment to San Diego State, announcing that via Twitter early Thursday.
He averaged 22 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Spartans, Sierra League runners-up to Chino Hills. He stepped up when it mattered most with a season high of 37 points against both Mayfair and Temecula Great Oak, teams that made extended playoff runs. He also had 33 points against Chino Hills.
“I want to be able to focus on my senior season,” Hemsley said. “That’s a place I’ll be able to play my game and I think I’ll fit in well there.”
Hemsley has not officially visited the school but plans to do so soon. He has been to games at the school and had lengthy talks with the coaching staff.
The only official visit he made was to University of Washington. Colorado and Arizona State were among the others he was considering.
Hemsley was Co-Player of the Year in the Sierra League along with Chino Hills sophomore Lonzo Ball. He was also a first-team All-CIF and first-team All-Inland Valley selection.
The Aztecs are coming off a 31-5 season under coach Steve Fisher, Their season ended with a 70-64 loss to Arizona in the Sweet 16.