Kokomo has nine games remaining in the regular season, six of which are on the road. Persons, a Northern Kentucky University recruit, stands at 913 career points, leaving him 87 points short of becoming the 12th player from Kokomo or Haworth to reach the 1,000-point plateau for his career.
“My main goal was not to come back and get to 1,000 points,” Persons said. “My main goal was to come back and do it for my teammates because I know they need me more than anything, and all the fans who support Kokomo basketball. I just felt like I owed it to them to come back. If I score 1,000 points or I don’t it doesn’t matter. I just want to come back and help our team reach its goals.”