Coatesville guard Jhamir Brickus enters rare air eclipsing the 2,000-point mark for his high school career.
Jhamir Brickus came into this season with 1,877 points. He needed four points to pass the 2,000 mark on Saturday night. His first basket came within seconds of the opening tip on a quick drive and score. The second bucket for Brickus came not long after, beating his initial defender and then famously finishing over two people for a tough finish at the rim.
The gym, and what felt like an entire community, paused and erupted to celebrate Jhamir Brickus.
“It was a great feeling because not too many people hit 2,000. So that means a lot to me.”
Unfortunately for Coatesville, the momentum of the occasion didn’t translate onto the floor. Malvern Prep put the game out of reach by the end of the third quarter.
That didn’t stop Brickus from doing what he does. He finished with 34 points in the loss.
Brickus describes it as “always a good time and a great battle” playing against his childhood friend Deuce Turner, the Bucknell bound guard who also scored 34 points.
The 5-foot-10 guard is still weighing his options for the next level. He previously held offers from the likes of Rider, Bryant, and LaSalle, with interest from others such as St. Joseph’s and Temple. For now, Brickus tells me he’s not in a rush and his priority is to find somewhere that fits him.
Former Seton Hall star John Allen is the career leader in points at Coatesville with 2,371. He graduated in 2001. Brickus passed Richard Hamilton last February to become second on the all-time list. At the high volume scoring pace that Brickus is consistent with, don’t count him out to reach that next milestone as he looks to end his legendary career on the highest of notes.