By ERIC X. VICCARO
PATTON — Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball player Carter Hoog added another accomplishment on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Hoog established a new school recorded for points in a career when he passed Bryan Meyer with a 21-point game against Meadow Heights in a Class 2 District 3 first-round game at Meadow Heights High School.
“Carter will probably tell you that he is glad that the scoring record is behind him,” Valle Catholic head coach Tyler Search said.
“He can focus on everything else without that entering his head,” Search continued. “Carter has worked hard, and he’s very deserving.”
The scoring record continues climbing.
After postseason victories over Oran and Advance on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, Hoog has totaled 1,695 points at Valle Catholic.
Hoog broke the previous mark of 1,646 points set by Bryan Meyer during the 1990s. The mark had stood since 1998.
“You assume all records will be broken,” Meyer said. “But, I knew it would be hard to break because it takes more than one person to score that many points.”
Meyer complimented Hoog’s skill — and his teammates — for putting him in position to break the record.
Meyer gave kudos to his own teammates for his success, former Valle Catholic players such as Joe Rozier IV, Greg Lottes, Dan Malone, Ben Arnold and Adam Miller.
Interestingly enough, when Meyer set the previous mark, he broke the record held by Jeremy Hoog, who happens to be Carter’s father.
“I first heard about Carter at the end of his junior year,” noted Meyer, who was informed of the record pursuit by Valle Catholic co-athletic director Judd Naeger.
Meyer was proud his record lasted more than two decades, and he said Carter Hoog is a role model for future Warriors’ boys’ basketball players.
After playing at Valle, Meyer played one season at East Central Community College in Union and three years at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.
These days, Meyer is involved in business development for a large rebar manufacturer and he’s the co-founder and owner of Trinity Cedar, a hard cider company based in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas.
Hoog Waits For Offer
Carter Hoog has yet to decide where he’s going to play college basketball.
However, with this record in tow, those college coaches should be putting him on speed dial.