North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) junior Te’Andre King surpassed the 1,000-career point mark on Friday, January 25, 2019 when the Panthers took on Old Orchard Beach at home. At tip-off, King was 14 points shy of quadruple digits. At 2.01 minutes into the third quarter, Te’Andre eclipsed 1,000 off a pass from Chris Hamblett. King joins six other Panthers in NYA’s history to reach this milestone and the first to do so in thirteen seasons.
By the final buzzer of Friday’s match-up, King posted 16 points and 14 rebounds, putting him at 1,002 for his career. He sits 400 from the NYA boys basketball career points record of 1401 set by Tim DeLuca in 2005.
“Te’Andre has very good potential to break this mark…it’s likely,” said NYA Athletic Director Jack Hardy, who goes on to praise King’s character. “I consider myself a fortunate individual to have served my tenure at NYA as Te’Andre studied and competed here. I enjoy watching kind and respectful teenagers succeed, and couldn’t be happier for this young man. We are so fortunate to have Te’Andre part of our school community, and we have been anxiously awaiting this big day!”
King has been an NYA starter since his first game of his freshman year. He led the entire Western Maine Conference in scoring his sophomore year, averaging 23.2 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. He came to NYA from Manhattan, New York for his freshman year through the generosity of a local host family. The Portland Press Herald interviewed Te’Andre and has more about his journey to NYA and his love of basketball.
North Yarmouth Academy 1000 Point Scorers
1990 Bryan Mills – 1160
1996 John Mills – 1153
2000 Tyler Smith – exact unknown
2001 Parker Adams – exact unknown
2005 Tim DeLuca – 1401*
2006 Brian Chin – 1090
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students.