DANVILLE — One of the oldest records in Knox County has lasted so long the record-holder himself didn’t know he still held it.

But, that record — which has stood for 58 years — is set to fall.

Danville senior Skyler Durbin needs 13 points to match 1,300 for his career. That would match the school’s all-time mark, set back in 1960 by Richard Mavis.

“I didn’t know I still had it until the school called me a few weeks ago,” Mavis, now the mayor of Mount Vernon, told the News. “Records were made to be broken. Skyler is steady and consistent.”

Durbin is averaging 26.4 points per game this season which, if it stands, would be the highest average in area boys basketball this century. He is in position to break the record Friday at home against Fredericktown. Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m.


Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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