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Johannesburg-Lewiston’s Tyson Claeys reaches 1000 career points

Claeys goes up for a dunk during practice as he reacts to his 1000th career point.

Johannesburg, MI — During Friday’s game against Gaylord Saint Mary’s, Tyson Claeys became the 8th player to reach 1000 career points for the Cardinals. He reached 1000 after making a free throw.

Claeys was surprised by both the crowd and his teammates’ reaction to the accomplishment. “I was a little nervous that if we stopped the game, it would stop our momentum,” said Claeys.

The game was stopped, his achievement announced on the loud speakers, and he even received a surprise poster from his teammates.

“I thought they would just say it over the loud speakers or something and that would be it. It was definitely really nice. And I definitely could not have done anything without them.”

In addition to basketball, Claeys is a standout football player and scholar. He has been offered scholarships to Michigan Tech, Dartmouth, and Stanford to continue his football career in college.

Tyson currently plans to keep his talents in-state. He is verbally committed to continue his football career at Michigan Tech and is planing to study engineering.

A standout athlete, scholar, and among the most respectful athletes we’ve covered this year, we are incredibly proud of all of Tyson’s accomplishments. He is going to be very successful at the next level.

Congratulations Tyson!


Claeys decommitted from Michigan Tech on February fourth. He announced via Twitter that he committed to Cornell for football on February fifth. We wish him the best of luck with the Big Red and the rest of his future goals!