Majerus, her teammates, Sycamore athletics and the entire Sycamore community were pumped to see what the new HD video boards could do.
But even she didn’t think the boards would have as much of an effect as they have had.
After Majerus scored her 1,000th career point on the road in a Christmas tournament, she was given a game ball by Sycamore girls basketball coach Adam Wickness. She said the team didn’t do anything crazy besides give her the game ball.
“When I scored my 1,000 points, coach was saying it stunk how we didn’t do anything about it,” Majerus said.
The next day during practice, Wickness told Majerus the school was planning a small recognition of her achievement at Sycamore’s next home game. She wasn’t expecting anything crazy, so what happened on game day caught her completely off guard.
Wickness teamed up with representatives from Spartan TV and compiled a congratulations video montage with the help of video messages sent in by several of Majerus’ former teammates – including her best friend, Tayia Hopkins.
“Other than my grandpa, Tayia is my biggest fan,” Majerus said of the former Sycamore basketball player, who graduated in 2016.
The congratulations videos were shown Jan. 2 before Sycamore hosted Genoa-Kingston. Hopkins’ message was shown at the end of the montage.
Hopkins said in her video message, “I was there for your first two points and now I can say congratulations on your 1,000th point. That is absolutely nuts. … I love you always, Kate. Go Spartans!”