Husein Pistoljevic Boys Basketball Class of 2003Husein is Hanford High School’s all-time leading scorer for the Boys basketball program. He scored 1,412 points during a brilliant career for the Falcons from 2000-2003. Included in his scoring accomplishments was a single game record of 38 points vs Pendleton in 2003 and a single season high record of 562 points.
Husein did not start playing basketball until he moved to Richland as a sixth grader. He was a quick learner and a great athlete who progressed very quickly. Husein was great to coach and very popular among his teammates. Much of his career he was asked to play a forward position for the Falcons based on his superior jumping ability. Husein was willing to do so for the team even though he was much more comfortable and suited at the guard position.
One of Husein's most emorable moments that exemplified his great shooting abilities was against Rainer Beach in 2002. He faced future NBA star Nate Robinson and the Stewart twins who went on to play Division I basketball. Husein scored 30 points in the game and went on to be selected second team All-State.
After graduating, Husein was offered a scholarship to Longwood University in Virgina and became the school's all-time three point shooter. Husein was one of the best basketball players the Falcons have ever had on the court.