Nashville Hornets senior Bryce Bultman became the 15th member of the 1000 Point Club for the Hornet basketball program in Nashville’s loss to Briarcrest on December 29. After the Highland Shootout, Bultman has 1,045 career points. It puts him ten points behind Brad Stieg on the all-time points list, and just ahead of Kelly Cruser who finished his career with 1,037 career points.
Bultman needed just 61 points coming into the Mater Dei Tournament to reach 1,000 career points. It took until the championship game to get there. Bultman got his 1,000th point at the charity stripe late in the first half. Bultman would finish with 12 points in the championship game. Overall Bultman finished with 65 points in the Mater Dei Tournament. Bultman scored in double figures in each of the five games.
Bultman said of getting 1,000 points. “I didn’t even realize I had it until after the game. Coach Guest came up to me and told me that I got it. I knew I was getting close, but I didn’t know exactly how many. I guess I got it tonight.”
Bultman added, “It’s been hard work getting to that amount. Just have to keep working hard every day. All the practices throughout the years working hard everyday, shooting, driving, getting everyone involved, get you open, everything like that.”
Hornets coach Wayne Harre talked about the player that Bultman is. “He’s one of our leaders. He likes playing basketball. He spends a lot of time at it. It’s well deserved for him. He does a good job for us. He’s improved a lot over the summer. He’s improved every year and that’s what happens when you get better all the time. You score a lot of points. He’s done that for us. He’s not just a scorer. He’s a good passer. He scores points but he also does a good job of getting everybody involved. He’s a complete player for us.”