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Immokalee High Basketball standout reaches 1000 career points

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 01:22:38-05

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Immokalee High School has only had five players in their boys' basketball team history to reach 1000 career points.

Kevin Charles made his mark, and became the sixth player to complete this feat.

"It feels good," said Charles. "Coming into varsity basketball my sophomore year, young, haven't done it before. Just going and hitting it Senior year, it just feels good."

Charles didn't have the long process of Basketball dreams growing up.

He didn't start his love of the game until middle school.

"No this wasn't my sport when I started in sixth or seventh grade," said Charles. "Back then, I was playing football. That's when I decided to take it serious and now, it's become a reality and it's my main sport."

But Charles knows, although this achievement is his, he knows he couldn't have done it without his team.

"Without your teammates, there's nothing," said Charles. "It's not just one versus five, it's five versus five. And at Immokalee basketball, we rep 'we versus me.' So it's not just me, it's my teammates."