Josh Wright joined some elite company Wednesday evening.
Wright, a senior combination guard for the Cape May Tech boys basketball team, became the sixth player in Cape May County high school boys basketball history to surpass 2,000 career points.
Wright reached the milestone during a game-high 29-point effort in a 55-38 victory over Absegami.
Needing only five points for 2,000 going into the game, Wright surpassed the 2,000-point mark on his third field goal of the contest, a short runner from the right side of the lane midway through the first quarter.
Wright is one three county players to reach 2,000 points in the last two seasons. Wildwood’s Kyion Flanders (2,131), now at Stockton, and Lower Cape May’s Pat Holden (2,103), now at Widener, surpassed the mark last winter. The others from the county with 2,000 career points include 1994 Middle Township graduate LaMarr Greer (2,617), 1990 Middle Township graduate John Leahy (2,139) and 1988 Wildwood Catholic graduate Dan Leahy (2,030).
After Wright made the signature basket, the game was momentarily stopped for a short ceremony. Wright’s parents, Gerald and Rose, joined him on the floor for pictures and a commemorative ball presentation.
Cape Tech (6-3) trailed by a point after one quarter at 15-14 but went on to hold the Braves to no more than eight points in the remaining three quarters. The Hawks held a 28-23 lead at the half and established a 40-30 advantage after three quarters.
In addition to his 29 points, Wright also finished with a game-high 11 rebounds. Freshman Dylan Delvecchio added 10 points and six rebounds.