To say Tanner knows how to score would be a massive understatement. In his final game in the region quarterfinals against FCP's number one ranked team Dan River, Tanner scored 25 points to finish with a new VHSL-record 2,770 for his career.
The 6-foot-1 senior guard also hit five 3-pointers, establishing a new VHSL career mark in that category as well (366). His coach Brian Harman says, "He didn't come out to break the records. He does so many other things. He averages almost 8 rebounds a game from the guard spot."
For a majority of the season Tanner, who has a 3.9 G.P.A., was averaging nearly 40 points a game for the Buffaloes. After all was said and done, he averaged 36.7 points a game. He also made 33 consecutive free throws in a single game. That broke a national record. It's not surprising he's confident at the line. He shot 90.8 % from the stripe this season.
"He's a better kid than he is a player. All the time he puts in out of the season shows that hard work pays off," Harman explains. Tanner has a dream of earning a Division One basketball scholarship. Harman says two or three teams from the CAA and Southern Conference are looking at him.
If nothing turns out, Harman says Tanner could go the prep school route because Tanner doesn't turn 18 until July 2014.