Those two points Saturday in front of the home crowd at Cartersville High put the senior over the 1,000-point milestone for his varsity career.
“Any time we get a kid who scores 1,000 points, I’m proud of him,” Cartersville head coach and Corey’s father, Mike Tobin, said. “He’s always been a kid who’s more concerned about winning than scoring points. He just wants to win, so I guess that’s what I’m most proud about with him.”
The milestone basket was scored early in the first quarter when fellow senior A.J. Mosby fed a cutting Tobin for the deuce. A timeout was called and Tobin was presented the game ball from Cartersville Principal Steven Butler.
“It felt good. My family was in the crowd and on top of that it was good to get the win,” Corey Tobin said. “We really played as a team and I think the game showed we could do a lot this year.”
Tobin played at Woodland High his first two seasons before moving to Cartersville when Mike Tobin became the coach of the Canes.
Corey has made the The Daily Tribune News All-County team two years in a row and was an honorable mention his freshman season.
He averaged 13.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a sohomore and was an All-Region 7-AAAA second-team selection at Woodland.
The 6-foot-5 Tobin continued the success at Cartersville as he averaged 14.2 points per game his junior season, along with 4.7 assists and nearly two steals per game. He was named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s Class AAA North’s All-State team, the Rome News Tribune All-Tournament Team and the Region 5-AAA All-Region Team, and was named the Northwest Georgia Tipoff Club Player of the Month in January.
Before scoring 21 against Cass, Tobin put in 26 and grabbed eight rebounds in Cartersville’s opener against Rome.
Tobin’s trademark is his 3-point shot, and he has now hit 189 of them in his career.
According to Mike Tobin, Corey’s success can be attributed to his hard work.
“It’s cool to see him get 1,000 points. He spent a lot of hours in the gym practicing,” Mike Tobin said. “He works his tail off and it’s nice to see.”
Corey was happy to reach the 1,000-point mark against Cass, but has loftier goals for his team this season than winning rivalry games.
“I really want to get the region championship and the state championship. That’s what we’ve been looking forward to since we played together in middle school,” he said. “I think we’re doing really well. We had a strong season last year, so we definitely have a target on our back. We just have to play hard every game.”