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Scotty Pippen Jr. scores 1,000th career point

by Chad Bishop

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Saturday, junior Scotty Pippen Jr. became the next member of Vanderbilt basketball’s 1,000-point club.

Pippen hit the milestone with 18:57 on the clock on the first half against Austin Peay inside Memorial Gymnasium when he sank a 3-pointer from the right wing.

A 6-foot-3 point guard, Pippen reached the historic moment during his 64th career game as a Commodore.

Pippen is the 50th Commodore to ever score 1,000 points.

“I wasn’t really aware until after last game and they told me I was two points away,” Pippen said after the game. “It’s a good accomplishment, something everyone wants to be a part of so I think it’s cool.”

On Nov. 6, 2018, Pippen hit a jumper with 17:31 left in the first half in a game against Southeast Missouri State to begin the journey to 1,000. He would score 382 more his freshman season and then reach the 500 plateau during his sophomore season Dec. 27, 2020, against Alcorn State — a game in which he poured in 30.

Pippen nearly reached the 1,000-point mark Dec. 10 when he finished with 23 points in a loss to Loyola of Chicago. He went into Saturday’s matchup with 998 career points.

Pippen has averaged 15.8 points per game for his career going into Saturday. At that rate, with a minimum of 23 games left this season, he would end the 2021-22 campaign 21st on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list.

Pippen will passed Alex Gordon and Perry Wallace on Vandy’s all-time scoring list during the Austin Peay win.

— Chad Bishop covers Vanderbilt for VUCommodores.com.
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