Da_Zhon Wyche

The state of Alaska’s active career scoring leader among college basketball players just passed a major benchmark.

Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche scored 10 points in 16 minutes for the University of Texas Tyler in a 100-47 rout of Dallas Christian in NCAA Division II men’s action. This gives him a career total of 1,200 on the nose – good enough for 26th on Alaska’s all-time college scoring list.

Wyche recently passed Damon Sherman-Newsome (1,183) and Devon Bookert (1,120). Just ahead of Wyche are players like Jason Erickson (1,227), Colter Lasher (1,250) and Tony Turner (1,289).

Just a reminder: Erickson was a NCAA All-American at Montana State; Lasher played professionally in Australia and Germany; Turner was an NBA draft pick.

Wyche is likely to pass all of them.

The 5-foot-9 senior starting guard is averaging 8.3 points in three games for Texas Tyler. He played his first two seasons at Laramie County Community College.

Tobin Karlberg

Daniel Hornbuckle

Two other players passed the 600-point benchmark in Anchorage’s Tobin Karlberg and Fairbanks’ Daniel Hornbuckle.

Karlberg, a 6-foot junior guard with the UAA Seawolves, averaged 20 points in a two-game series sweep of Lincoln Christian. The former Grace Christian High star now has 617 career points for 87th on Alaska’s all-time scoring list, passing former UAA player Ty Kuiper (615) of Kodiak.

Hornbuckle, a 6-foot junior guard at Western Washington, averaged 13 points over a two-game weekend series against Concordia and Azusa Pacific. The former West Valley High star increased his career total to 601 points, passing former UAA guard Colton Lauwers (597) of Anchorage.

Just ahead of Karlberg and Hornbuckle are Alaskans like Desmond Johnson (635), Lonnie Ridgeway (692) and Buddy Bailey (693).

Checking in on other current Alaska players: University of the Pacific senior forward Jeremiah Bailey (Monroe Catholic) pumped in 15 points against UTEP. He is shooting 8-for-16 from 3-point range on the season and needs 13 more 3s to reach 100 for his career. Bailey ranks No. 2 among active Alaskans with 941 career points. … Aurora University senior forward Nathan Yockey (Klawock) scored a season-high 12 points against Franklin. The starter is now just a dozen points from reaching 600 for his career. … Boise State Devonaire Doutrive (West) collected eight points and six rebounds against Ole Miss. In three games at the Shiners Children Charleston Classic, he furnished 21 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. … University of Southern Maine senior guard Jason Lombard (Chugiak) went off against Farmington with a season-high 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. He also played 37 minutes to remind you how pivotal this guy is at the point. … Saint Francis University 7-foot forward Jeriah Coleman (West) has scored 8 points in his team’s first two D1 games of the season, more than he had last season (7) in 14 games. … Edmonds College freshman guard Brady Carandang (Thunder Mountain) pumped in a season-high 14 points Centralia and dished off a season-high 6 assists against Green River. … Skagit Valley College sophomore guard scored DeMarcus Hall-Scriven (ACS) had 12 points against Green River and is three shy of 450 for his career. … South Puget Sound freshman Jason Montes (Delta Junction) compiled 6 points and 6 rebounds in a overtime win against Whatcom.

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