Posted On: 02/6/19 10:59 PM

Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy senior shooting guard Chase Johnston broke the national high school boys basketball record for career 3-point field goals made, according to WA officials.

The 6-foot-2 Johnston, who has signed to attend Purdue Fort Wayne, went into Friday's contest vs. Fort Pierce John Carroll just three 3-pointers behind Duluth (Minn.) Lakeview Christian Academy's Bjorn Broman (520 in 2012-15).

Johnston banged home six more 3-pointers and finished with 24 points in the Lions' 78-50 victory. Johnston now ranks No. 1 all-time nationally with 523 3-pointers, coach Ehren Wallhoff confirmed.

"When I hit the [record-breaking] 3, Coach Wallhoff called timeout and he called me to the scorer's table [to acknowledge the feat]," Johnston said. "I feel really good. I think it's a blessing. I feel like all of my hard work is paying off. Shooting a thousand shots a day is not easy."

The record will now have to be forwarded to the National Federation of State High School Association and confirmed.

The contest was Westminster Academy's final regular-season game. The Lions went unbeaten in regular-season district play.

The two-time defending Class 4A state champions will head into the postseason with just

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