When you mention Crest basketball, the name David Thompson comes up. You can now add the name Jerick Haynes to the conversation as he recently broke Thompson's scoring record of 1,814 career points. The record had stood for 44 years.
Haynes is a 4 year starter at Crest and is currently at 1,852 points and still counting.
"I didn't think anything would be happening like this," said the senior guard.
Haynes has never talked to Thompson, but has the utmost respect for the NC State legend. "It means a lot because David was a big part of the Crest organization and someone I look up to."
But more important for Haynes is the play of the current Crest team. They are currently 19-4 and won the South Mountain Athletic Conference title.
They enter the state playoffs as the #2 seed in 3A and look to make even more history as they go for the program's 1st ever NCHSAA state title in basketball. Last year, they lost in the 1st round so they have a lot to prove this season.
They take on South Point Wednesday in the 1st round.