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Donte Bacchus joins Snead State’s 1,000-Point Club

During the second half with under 14 minutes to play against Marion Military Institute, Snead State forward Donte Bacchus outran the defense to convert a fastbreak layup, scoring his 1,000th point as a Parson.

Immediately after dropping in his 1,000th point, Snead State head coach Jeremiah Patterson called a timeout to stop play and celebrate the milestone achievement by presenting Bacchus with a commemorative basketball and framed poster.

“We’re so happy for Donte,” said Patterson. “He came back to Snead after having a few offers last year, but he wanted to get better and get recruited at the highest level. He has done everything a young man is supposed to do. He’s done great in the classroom, has worked so hard to get better every day at basketball, and is such a respectful and coachable player.”
Bacchus ended the game with 21 points as the Parsons went on to throttle Marion 111-86, finishing the regular season 23-6 (15-1 ACCC). The Parsons have won 14 of their last 15 games and haven’t lost in the month of February.

Bacchus, a 6’6” sophomore from Homewood, has shined over the last two seasons.
As a freshman, Bacchus started every game at the power forward spot and averaged 11.3 points per game shooting 45.6 percent overall and 36.9 percent from three-point range. With his production, Bacchus played a key role as the Parsons captured the 2023 ACCC Men’s Basketball Championship.
Over the course of his sophomore season, Bacchus has elevated his game, becoming one of the team’s leaders and go-to scorers. He ended the regular season averaging 22 points per game (ranks first in ACCC Division II), shooting 49.6% from the field and 42.4% from 3PT. He’s also averaging 7.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and a steal per game.

“Donte is the type of player you dream to coach. Everything he’s getting now as far as recognition for 1,000 points and scholarship offers is well deserved. I couldn’t be happier for him, and I’m so happy that I’ve been able to coach him a few more games,” said Patterson.

Bacchus will look to continue adding to his career point total next week as the ACCC Men’s Division II Basketball Tournament is set to officially begin Feb. 29. As a No. 1 Seed, Snead State will aim to begin their quest for a second straight championship on March 1.