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1,000 And Counting: Morton reaches basketball milestone

December 12, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

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Butler junior guard Ethan Morton (with basketball) celebrates reaching the 1,000-point plateau with teammates after the Golden Tornado's 78-60 victory over Plum.

PLUM — Ethan Morton’s teammates jumped on his back.

Gave him high-fives.

Rubbed his head. Smiled. Hooted. Hollered. And offered up chest bumps.

They seemed even more excited for Morton’s milestone than the Butler junior star.

Morton came into the Golden Tornado boys basketball game at Plum Tuesday night needing just seven points to reach 1,000 in his varsity career.

He got there in under four minutes as Butler took an early lead and never gave it back in dispatching the Mustangs, 78-60.

Morton ended up with 25 points — and choked up at the outpouring of support from family and friends on his achievement just three games into his junior season.

“I got a little emotional out there,” said the 6-foot-6 point guard. “My family is at every game. Grandparents, parent, cousins, friends. They’re at every game. That’s one of the things that I hold close to my heart.”

This is an excerpt — read the full article in Wednesday’s Eagle.

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