Nick Curtis joins the 1,000 Point Club
The night belonged to senior Nick Curtis, when the Eagles hosted Lewiston Saturday. Nick Curtis became the second player in Windham High School Boys Basketball history to join the 1,000 Point Club. He now joins Darren Elder (1992) in the rafters. Coming into the Lewiston game, Nick needed 28 points. He recorded his 29th point of the game in the beginning of the fourth on a foul line jumper which sent his teammates, family and fellow students into a frenzy.
The gritty point guard has been a staple for Windham basketball for the past 3 seasons. His strengths lie far past his scoring as was evident against Lewiston when he dished out 7 assists in the contest. Nick has been one of the top scorers in the SMAA since he became a starter his sophomore year and has led the league in assists the past two seasons and is currently leading the league in assists as a senior.
1,000 Point Club
Darren Elder (1992)
Nick Curtis (2018)
THE WINDHAM EAGLE
By Matt Pascarella
Last Saturday, February 3, during the half time of the varsity boys game against Lewiston, senior Nick Curtis was within 15 points of becoming the second male player in Windham High School History to join the Thousand Point Club, an honor for getting a thousand points over your high school career.
Shortly into the second half, Curtis was six points away, then four, then one . . . then BAM! He sinks a two pointer and the crowd goes wild! Announcer, Bob Witham stops the game to let everyone know of the news. The crowd was on their feet as applause echoed off the gymnasium walls. Coach Chad Pulkkinen and athletic director, Rich Drummond presented Curtis with a plaque, as Windham High School history had been made once again. What an accomplishment!
“He . . . earns everything he gets – he’s just a great kid,” Said Coach Chad Pulkkinen. “He’s one of those guys whose work ethic is bar none and it doesn’t surprise any of us coaches that he’s as successful as he is. It’s a nonstop thing for him; he’s constantly in high gear and he leads by example.
I couldn’t be prouder of him. Curtis is the second person in school history, on the boys’ side, to get that accomplishment – just means the world to our program. It was a great atmosphere and to get your thousand points here on your home court . . . that’s incredible for us.”
“I thank my teammates for it . . . it [feels] good,” exclaimed Curtis. He explained it took a lot of practices as well as playing in an outside basketball league. Curtis states that his team and his parents were big factors in helping him reach this milestone.
Curtis is going to Saint Joseph’s College in Standish to play basketball, so this probably isn’t the last we’ll hear from him.