CLINTONVILLE - Tom Ryan knows what to do when he gets the basketball in his hands.
He also knows who to thank for getting it there.
Ryan, the senior center for the Beekmantown boys varsity basketball team, was quick to point out that he had a lot of help when it came to scoring 1,000 career points.
"There's no way I could have done this without the guards on this team," Ryan said after the Eagles game against AuSable Valley Feb. 3. "They do a great job each night getting the ball up the court and getting me the ball in a great position to score."
Ryan showed humility in reaching the milestone point mark, with 22 of his 29 points in the game coming directly off plays that involved a pass from a teammate. Ryans baskets were involved in eight of his team's 17 assists.
"Tom is a consistent scorer," Eagles head coach Ryan Converse said after the game. "This is something that he has worked to achieve and something that he has wanted to do for a long time."
"It's a dream come true," Ryan said. "I have been working for this ever since my freshman year."