Rich Flemming Transfers to UMBC Men's Basketball Program
Retriever Head Menís Basketball Coach Randy Monroe announced today that Rich Flemming (Upland, Pa./Chester) has signed a grant-in-aid letter and will attend UMBC in the fall í07 semester. Flemming competed at Fairfield University in the 2006-07 campaign and will have three seasons of eligibility beginning with the 2008-09 academic year.
The 6-foot-7, 190-lb. wing forward competed in 25 games for the Stags and started 11 times, including eight straight vs. MAAC opponents. His first start was on Nov. 17 at Mississippi. Flemming scored a season-high nine points on Dec. 4 at Providence while playing a season-best 22 minutes. He averaged 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 10.6 minutes per outing in his initial collegiate season.
Flemming played his senior season at Chester High School where he averaged a double-double with 15 points and 11 caroms per contest. His strong play inside helped him collect a spot on the All-Del-Co first team, and as well as an honorable berth to the Patriot News Big 15. He served his teammates as team captain during his senior season, and led the team to the Del-Co District I AAAA championship.
Prior to his season at Chester High School, Flemming averaged a double-double at Milton Hershey High School in Pennsylvania as a junior, netting just over 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. His teammates and coaches named him the most improved player following his junior campaign. Hershey finished that season with an impressive 26-5 overall record. For his career, Flemming averaged a double double with 17 points and 11 rebounds per contest. A multi-sport student-athlete, he also competed with in football and track and field.