PLATTEVILLE — With just under three minutes remaining in Fennimore’s non-conference game at Platteville on Friday, Dec. 27, Kellen Kenney drew a foul.
Like he has done countless times before his four-year varsity career, the senior point guard stepped to the line and knocked down a pair of free throws that helped seal the Golden Eagles 63–42 non-conference victory over the host Hillmen in the first round of the Platteville Holiday Jamboree.
The game continued on without any fan fare, just as Kenney would prefer, but with that first free throw Kenney became only the sixth Fennimore boy to score 1,000 points.
Kenney scored 16 more points, to go along with 11 rebounds and eight assists, in Fennimore’s 68–33 rout of Black Hawk a night later and now has 1,017 for his career, which is sixth on the FHS boys’ all-time scoring list.
Kenney will be honored for his accomplishment prior to Fennimore’s next home game Friday night against top-ranked Cuba City (7–0, 3–0).
Kenney joined former teammate Reid Larson (2015–19) 1,640 points, as well as Kevin Larson (1987–89) 1,547, Kevin Carp (1994–98) 1,383, Jim Rosemeyer (1981–85) 1,236 and Dave Rosemeyer (1979–83) 1,123 in the Fennimore boys’ 1,000-point club.
“Kellen’s dedication to the game and his work ethic is second to none,” said Fennimore head coach Troy Larson. “He is a high-energy kid and his motor runs all the time, every play weather its practice or a game.
“Every thing he has accomplished has been earned. These kind of milestones like scoring 1,000 points in a career don’t happen too often because it takes a special kind of player that is willing to put in the extra work to make it happen.”
For complete coverage of Kellen Kenney's 1,000th point at get a copy of the Jan. 8, 2020 issue of The Fennimore Times