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Clearman becomes 15th player to reach 1,000 career points

On Feb. 8 in a game against Washburn, Missouri Western Senior Cole Clearman hit a 3-pointer in the first half to put him over 1,000 career point mark in his career. The shot also shattered a 27 year-old 3-point record, previously held by Heath Dudley.
Clearman is the 15th player in Western’s history to hit 1,000 points and the first player to reach it since Damon Bailey did it in 2003. Before the game against Missouri Southern State University on Feb. 14 Clearman was presented with a commemorative basketball honoring his 1,000th point.
Head Coach Brett Weiberg is extremely proud of Clearman.
“I am so proud and happy for Cole,” Weiberg said. “He has had a good career and he has put a lot of time and effort and energy into his game. The 3pt record stood for 27 years I believe and anytime you break a 27 year old record it is pretty amazing. I am very proud of Cole.”
Clearman said that breaking the record and scoring his 1,000th point hasn’t sank in yet.
Not really, I mean I’m sure it will down the road,” Clearman said. “But, I mean it felt good just because my teammates were there with me. My coaches were there with me and they really gave me this opportunity to let me play all these games. But, my teammates throughout the years have been really awesome.”
Freshman Trey Brown said that Clearman has really helped him out tremendously and is a great mentor.
Weiberg agrees that Clearman contains tremendous leadership qualities.
“Cole is a very good leader,” Weiberg said. “He wants to win and he works hard every day. He does a good job of leading by example.”
Senior TJ Evans is very thankful to Clearman.
“Cole, I love you and thank you for everything,” Evans said. “Congrats and everything, but I love this guy to death. It’s been a pleasure to be around him for the past two years. He’s a great leader on and off the floor and never gets in trouble.”
Weiberg believes that Clearman has improved vastly from his freshman year until now.
“Cole has improved in every aspect since his Freshman year,” Weiberg said. “He has grown defensively, offensively and as a leader. He has been a very steady presence throughout his career here. In his four years he has hardly ever had a bad day in terms of effort, energy, and enthusiasm. That is the best compliment a player can be given.”
When reflecting on his time at Missouri Western, Clearman can’t think of a specific moment that was his favorite. Instead, he has enjoyed the time he gets to spend with his teammates.
“I go to what I’ll remember the most and that’s just being with the guys in the dorms all the time,” Clearman said. “We’re basically an extended family, so just hanging out with them all the time. I really don’t have one memory I’m thinking of right now.”
Clearman also hopes that one day his record will be broken.
“I hope that another Griffon can break it,” Clearman said.

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