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Men's Basketball Player Scores 1,000th Point

Louie Baltazar

Burlington County College (BCC) Baron Louie Baltazar – one of the nation’s leading scorers – has reached the 1,000 point milestone in his sophomore season at BCC.

Baltazar, 21, originally from the Bronx, New York, who now lives in Lumberton, ranks second in the country with 25.0 points per game in the National Junior College Athletic Association in games through Jan. 29. He leads the country with a 63.5 three-point percentage. The guard notched his 1,000th point on Thursday, Jan. 29 at Harcum College.

“Louie has been a bright point for our team the past two seasons,” said Head Coach Keith M. Crump. “He brings tremendous energy to the court every game and he has a lot of success ahead of him at Burlington County College and after he graduates and transfers to a four-year college.”

Baltazar chose BCC for its athletic and academic programs. As part of the college’s initial First Year Initiative – designed to help first-year students succeed at the collegiate level – Baltazar has done well in his studies as well as on the court.

“Burlington County College has provided me all the resources and opportunities to succeed,” Baltazar said. “Scoring 1,000 points cannot be accomplished alone. I have been fortunate to have great support from my teammates, coaches, instructors and staff at BCC.”

Baltazar has received interest from several four-year institutions but has not decided on his plans beyond the spring semester at BCC.

“Burlington County College is very supportive of our student athletes as part of our effort to provide the full collegiate experience that blends high-quality academic programs with meaningful extracurricular activities,” BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang said. “We commend Louie on his impressive accomplishment and look forward to his future success both at Burlington County College and wherever his educational journey takes him.”