District 1 6A playoffs: Karell Watkins scores 1,000th point as No. 4 Chester rolls past Haverford

Karell Watkins being interviewed by Dave Burman earlier in the year. Photo by: Delcohoops/Mike Mayer

By Mitchell Gladstone

It’s been a few years since they’ve updated the list of 1,000-point scorers inside Fred Pickett Jr. Gymnasium.

But the last one was a biggie — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, now with the Brooklyn Nets, joined the club in 2013. A few others have joined him since, but their names haven’t yet made it up.

Now, whenever Chester gets around to updating the list of an already impressive group, Karell Watkins will become a permanent part of Clipper history.

Watkins scored his 1,000th career point just before halftime Tuesday as Chester pulled away from Haverford for a 64-44 win, clinching a spot in the Class 6A state playoffs and yet another trip to the District 1 quarterfinals.

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