Reynolds scores his 2,000th point

Jon Albert

 With his fourth basket of Tuesday night’s 81-71 win against Seton Hall, senior guard Scottie Reynolds accomplished something that only seven other Villanovans before him have ever done. He became a member of the prestigious 2,000 Point Club. The falling layup, which came with 7:16 remaining in the game, sent the sell-out crowd at The Pavilion into a frenzy.Head Coach Jay Wright had nothing but compliments for the face of Villanova’s program.

Reynolds, who had 15 points on the night, scored his milestone basket during a crucial 16-4 run for the ‘Cats, which let them pull ahead for good midway through the second half.  

After the milestone, the Villanova student section broke into its all too familiar serenade of their favorite four-year starter. Tuesday’s cries of “Scot-tie-Rey-nolds” were the loudest of the season, but while the accomplishment is important for Reynolds, the star guard cares much more about W’s then scoring records.

“Right now, to me, it doesn’t mean anything,” Reynolds said. “Compared to Kobe Bryant, this is nothing.” 

Reynolds was refering to Bryant’s title as the Los Angeles Lakers’ all-time leading scorer.

  Coming up just short of his own historic milestone was junior guard Corey Fisher, who finished five points shy of scoring his 1,000th career point.

Reynolds’ 15 points give him a career total of 2,008 points, which is 8th on Villanova’s career scoring list. Next up on the all-time list is John Pinone with 2,024 career points. 

It is conceivable that Reynolds could overtake Pinone, Allan Ray (2,025) and Howard Porter (2,026) during Saturday’s game against Georgetown and claim the fifth spot. But the senior has ample time to move further up the list.