February 19, 2014
PITSBURG — Franklin Monroe senior Travis Feitshans reached 1,000 career points against Bethel on Feb. 14.
Feitshans scored his 1,000th point in his varsity career on a free throw, which was his 30th point of the night in a 63-62 loss to the Bees.
“The plateau of the 1,000 point club is a tremendous honor for Travis,” Franklin Monroe boys basketball coach Troy Myers said. “It is a reflection of not only the diligent effort that was continuously made from a young age but also a credit to who he is a person.”
Franklin Monroe didn’t realize Feitshans’ accomplishment at the moment. He was honored prior to the game against Ponitz a day later and received the game ball.
“The most impressive trait to me is that Travis has progressed in his growth each year and is having his best as a senior,” Myers said. “His versatility on the floor has gotten to the point that it’s hard to take him off the floor. His in-game intelligence is phenomenal with the way he anticipates situations and reacts to adversity in order to keep our team level.”
This season Feitshans is averaging 15.1 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per game.
“Travis took seriously the idea of developing a mindset in the face of adversity and an overcoming attitude the past two improvement seasons, and it is paying off,” Myers said. “Our program could not be more proud to call him one of our own and honor him in high regard for entering the 1,000 point club.”
Feitshans is a great leader, Myers said, which will make him successful in any path he chooses after graduation.
“Lost in the midst of an on-court achievement like this is the high standard of excellence he holds in the classroom, unselfishness in tutoring our elementary kids and sacrifice in giving with community service events,” Myers said.