HILLMAN, MI – Trenton Taratuta continues to break scoring records adding another accomplishment to his long list of personal accolades. The senior guard reached 2,000 points in Hillman’s 70-38 victory over Fairview on Thursday night.
Taratuta took a pass from Brendan Rouleau and quickly knocked down a three pointer. The guard was congratulated by a roaring home crowd solidifying his nickname as the scoring king. Head Coach Eric Muszynski delivered the record ball to Taratuta during a short intermission recognizing the accomplishment.
He now joins 45 others in MHSAA boys basketball history in reaching 2,000 points. The guard went on to score 28 points for the night. Additionally, Taratuta moved up the list to number 43, tying with Magic Johnson (2,012) on the MHSAA all-time scoring list. “It was a great feeling doing it at home,” said Taratuta about his scoring milestone. “Especially in front of all my family and peers.”
Muszynski, the Tigers’ basketball coach for the past 19 years, knows how rare it is to have a player like Taratuta. “It’s just truly amazing to see his game grow throughout the years and to get to the point where he has,” said Muszynski. “He totally deserves it and worked for it.”
At heart, Taratuta is a team player. All the senior wishes for is a chance to play at the Breslin Center in the Division 4 Boys Basketball Final. Until then, the Hillman Tigers (11-2) are scheduled to play Rogers City on January 23 at 6 p.m.