Campbell’s Chris Clemons drives against Presbyterian College’s Chris Martin in a January game (jason E. Miczek)
Campbell’s Chris Clemons drives against Presbyterian College’s Chris Martin in a January game (jason E. Miczek)|Associated Press

BoopSTATS: Chasing the L-Train

Chris Clemons has shot at Simmons’ spot on points list

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

No Philly Props Friday, since Penn is the only game going and we don’t know which Jekyll or Hyde version of the Quakers is going to show up at the Palestra. Instead we being you some important statistical news, at least important to those of us Big 5 and La Salle and college basketball fans . . .

For nearly 29 years, La Salle’s Lionel Simmons has held the third spot on the NCAA Division I career scoring list (3,217 points), but the L-Train may soon have to settle for the clean-up spot.

Campbell’s Chris Clemons reached the 3,000-point mark on Feb, 16 and now has 3,033 to his name. He has three regular reason games remaining, at least one (possibly three, since Campbell should get a first-round bye) in the Big South conference tournament and -- if the Fighting Camels can win the conference -- a game or two in the Big Dance.
Feb, 23 -- at Longwood, 3 p.m.
Feb. 27 -- at CS-Updatte, 7 p.m.
March 2 -- Radford, 2 p.m.
March 7-8-9 -- Big South Tournament
Clemons still would need to pass Keydren Clark (3,058), Harry Kelly (3,066), Doug McDermott (3,150) and Alphonso Ford (3,165) before setting his sights on Simmons,

Needing 185 points to pass Lionel, here is what Clemons would need to average over the rest of the season to pass the all-time La Salle great for third place:
4 Games . . . 46.3
5 Games . . . 37.0
6 Games . . . 30.8
7 Games . . . 26.4
8 Games . . . 23.1

And keep South Dakota State’s Mike Daum in the back of your mind. He is about to break the 3,000-point mark (2,981), The jackrabbits (22-7) have one less regular season game remaining than Campbell, but they have a beat on either an NCAA bid (winning the conference tournament), NIT bid as the regular season conference champion (they are currently the top seed) or even a bid to one of the lesser postseason conferences since their NET is in the 90s.

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