Schuls 12th in Bobcats history to reach 1,000
FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence senior basketball player Kaden Schuls reached the 1,000-point mark on Feb. 4, becoming the 12th player in school history to reach the milestone.
Schuls and his teammates got off to a hot start against Niagara in that game and did not look back. Entering the contest, Schuls needed 21 points to hit the milestone, and he did it with 8:24 remaining in the game. Schuls canned a 3-point shot, assisted by teammate Blake McLain, and the game was halted to honor the accomplishment.
Athletic director Kris Johnson and varsity boys coach Bryan Bomberg presented Schuls with the game ball.
“I want to thank my teammates, my family, our awesome fans and my coach for a fun night,” Schuls said. “This means the world to me, it’s a dream come true, I can’t even explain my feelings right now. “
Schuls has been on the varsity since late December of his freshman year, according to Bomberg. His first varsity points came in a loss on the road against the Elcho Hornets on Jan. 24, 2017, where he registered six points, all coming from behind the arc.
“I am so proud of and for Kaden,” said Bomberg “He really has put a lot of time into the gym and has had some great teammates along the way.”
Schuls joins 11 other former standouts from Florence High School in the 1000 point club. Kari Flunker with 1,951, Jaclynn Kriegl with 1,498, DeAnna DeMuri with 1,447, Chris Witynski with 1,195, Patty Smith with 1,146, Bill Counter with 1,340, Dion Wolosyn with 1,123, John Kriegl with 1,082, Joe Kriegl with 1,038 and Josh Enders with 1,014.