The Sunday Rant
Retriever fans, you should all remember this year in basketball, even if have forgettable moments. You’re all watching three of the greatest basketball players of all time at UMBC. While Carlee Cassidy will be back next year, soak in the final games of Jay Greene’s and Darryl Proctors careers. Without a doubt all three are going to be in the UMBC hall of fame.
Jay Greene has just blessed UMBC fans with four great seasons. He’s only averaging 9.7ppg in his career but has could be the leading scorer on any night. She just decided to manage the game run the court raising his assists total. Greene has joined the 1,000 point club this season and has built on the on the assist record since the second game of the season. Not to mention, he’s number two all time in steals and the most player retriever every with the all-time minutes record.
Then there is Darryl Proctor. He’s been dropping jaws of UMBC fans to the past two years and was the glue-man in last years conference championship and has been far and away the best player on the team this year. He’s only played for UMBC for two seasons but has already made it into the 1,000 point club and is just five points shy of the points record for any player to finish his career with UMBC. This year he’s definitely a strong player of the year candidate averaging 20.0ppg (second in conference), 8.6rpg (third in conference) and is the only player in the America East oto score in double-figures every game this season. He’s also just dominated the record for most consecutive games scoring in double-figures (which is still an active streak) with 33 straight, trouncing the old record of 16 straight.
Finally, on the women’s side, it’s Carlee Cassidy who has another season to lead UMBC to another championship. It took her three years to join the 1,000 point club and is on pace to be the second leading scorer in UMBC history as she was the scoring champion last year. On such a young team here leadership has meant so much, she’s grooming Michele Kurowski and working with her, and Katie Brooks, when ever she can. Like Proctor, she has scored in double-figures in every game this year and has done so for her last 31 games (she missed the last two games of the regular season last year in that span).
So feel lucky UMBC fans that you get to watch these three play at the same time. You’ll all see Cassidy again next year but enjoy watching Proctor and Greene while you can.