Burlington’s Jessie Michaels Reaches 1000 Career Points [VIDEO]
Burlington junior Jessie Michaels passed the 1,000-point milestone in her high school basketball career earlier this month.
Michaels accomplished the feat at 5:02 of the third quarter on Jan. 7 in a conference win over rival Meeteetse. Ironically, her teammate Kelsi Nicholson also reached 1,000 points last season in a home game against Meeteetse.
The junior is averaging 20 points per game and shooting 37 percent from the field through the Huskies’ first 13 games. She is the second-leading scorer in Class 1A girls’ basketball and seventh overall among girls’ players in the state this season. Michaels adds 3.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game.
She has helped Burlington to an overall record of 10-3 and a 1-0 start in Northwest Conference Quadrant play. The Huskies are ranked second in the latest WyoPreps Coaches and Media Girls Basketball Poll.
Michaels is a two-time all-conference selection at BHS.
Here is a video, courtesy of Julia Nelson, of Michaels getting past 1,000 points.
Burlington head coach Cheryl Haslam told WyoPreps, “She is one of my main scorers. I can always count on her on offense, and she's really stepped up her defense this season too.”
Michaels scored 441 points and averaged 17 per game and shot 36 percent as a sophomore during the 2021-22 season. She added 2.9 steals per game and shot 32 percent beyond the arc. That helped Burlington to a 17-9 record last season and an appearance in the Class 1A girls' basketball state tournament.
As a freshman in the 2019-20 season, Michaels scored 353 points and averaged 15.3 per game on 34 percent shooting from the floor. The Huskies were 13-10 that season and made the 1A basketball state tournament.