It has not always been easy for Joshua Langford, but the senior guard for the Spartans hit an impressive career mark Tuesday night.

During the game against Penn State, Langford finished the first half with five points scored with one made three-point shot. It was that three-pointer that pushed Langford to the 1,000-point mark for his career.

As a junior in the 2018-19 season, Langford was a star on the rise for Michigan State. He was averaging 15 points per game while shooting 40% from three-point range over the first 13 games of the season. Unfortunately, a foot injury ended his season prematurely and drastically altered his career with the Spartans.

Langford would miss the rest of that season and the entire 2019-20 season due to more issues. After that, he decided to return to Michigan State for a fifth year this season.

Entering Tuesday, Langford has appeared in 15 games – including 14 starts – as a leader for Tom Izzo’s squad. He is averaging 9.9 points per game to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Congratulations to Langford for his perseverance and hitting the 1,000-point milestone.