It's hard to believe, but it was 22 years ago Wednesday that La Salle's Lionel Simmons set off a Civic Center celebration by becoming the fifth NCAA Division I player to reach 3,000 points.
Only two additional players have joined that exclusive club in the meantime. And three of the seven have local ties.
In addition to Simmons (who went to Southern High before heading to 20th & Olney), Hersey Hawkins played five seasons with the Sixers; Alphonso Ford played five games for them.
Here are the seven NCAA Division I 3,000-point scorers:
|Freeman Williams||Portland St.||1978||4||106||3,249|
|Lionel Simmons||La Salle||1990||4||131||3,217|
|Alphonso Ford||Mississippi Valley St.||1993||4||109||3,165|
|Harry Kelly||Texas Southern||1983||4||110||3,066|
|Keydren Clark||Saint Peter's||2006||4||118||3,058|