Greene's Brilliant Effort at Vermont Earns UMBC Guard America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors
Cambridge, Mass..—UMBC junior guard Jay Greene (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall) was named America East Conference Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 3, 2008. It is Greene’s second honor of the year and the sixth honor by a Retriever player.
The 5’8”, 165-lb. point guard scored a career high 26 points in UMBC’s 75-73 win at Vermont. He tied a school record by hitting all five attempts from three-point range. Greene scored 18 of UMBC’s first 20 points of the game and garnered a season-best six rebounds. For the week, he had nine assists and only two turnovers, whiling playing all 40 minutes in both games.
Greene also earned the honor on Dec. 3 in the wake of a 21-point effort in a win at American and an 11-assist effort vs. Morgan State. In the most recent NCAA statistics, Greene is ranked fifth in the nation with 7.0 assists per game and tied for second in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.40. He is the lone player in the nation to be ranked in the top ten in both categories and has just tied Larry Simmons (’90) for third place on UMBC’s all-time assist list with 413.
Senior guard Ray Barbosa (Nov. 12), senior forward Cavell Johnson (Nov. 19, Dec. 23) and junior forward Darryl Proctor (Jan. 14) have also received the conference’s weekly honor.