By Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
RAPID CITY --- South Dakota School of Mines senior men's basketball player AJ Trennepohl earned a basketball milestone recently, scoring over 1,000 points during his college career as a Hardrocker.
Trennepohl, an Interdisciplinary Sciences major from Lubbock, Texas, needed just 33 points heading into the 2012-13 season and was able to surpass that mark just three games in and currently leads the team in scoring, averaging 12 points a game.
Trennepohl, who took a two-year hiatus from playing college hoops, isn't done making his mark on the SD Mines basketball program. The 6-foot-3-inch guard has made good on 20 three-point goals already this season and is just 17 shy of breaking the all-time record. That record is currently held by Mitch Slusarski (1990-94), with 242. Trennepohl, who will be done at the end of this semester, has just 10 games left in his college career to break the record.
"AJ is a fine young man and one of the best shooters I have ever seen," said Hardrocker men's basketball head coach Jason Henry. "After his two-year absence, he picked up right where he left off. AJ has had a significant role in our team's success so far this season. "
Trennepohl becomes the 35th player to breach the 1,000-point barrier in Hardrocker men's basketball history.
The Hardrockers are currently 5-2 overall on the season, undefeated at home and riding a four-game winning streak.