Yosef Yacob‘s never been asked to go out and shoot the ball 20 times a game. He’s way too unselfish a player and way too good at creating scoring opportunities for others to do that.
Yet the Binghamton signee can still score a little bit, much like he did by dropping in 17 points in a 55-36 rout of Catholic League and Delco rival Cardinal O’Hara. Those 17 points, the last of which came on a fourth-quarter 3-pointer, put him at exactly 1,000 points for his esteemed career.
And he’s not done yet.
While it’s unrealistic to expect Yacob, a Chester native, to surpass Niagara guard and Carroll 2010-11 Daily Times Player of the Year Juan’ya Green for the most points in school history at 1,494, Yacob still has time to climb the Patriots’ ranks. Third place, which belongs to Jordan Ingram and his 1,195 career points, is a stretch, but it’s not impossible. But there’s a lot of room for him on the Patriots’ list.
Regardless, Yacob doesn’t really care about that kind of stuff. There’s a good chance he’s more worried about winning championships. Plural.
- MATT CHANDIK