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30 - Justin Fry
Justin Fry
Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
Year: Graduate
Hometown: New Bloomfield, Pa.
High School: West Perry
Position: F

Accolades: A member of the 2009 America East Men’s Basketball All-Academic team.

 

2009-10: Underwent successful surgery to repair the medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee in order to prevent the reoccurrence of dislocation... Suffered the injury during a workout with teammates in late September... Did not play last season and will compete in 2010-11 as a graduate student.

 

2008-09: Recovered rapidly from late season knee surgery to make a huge impact in UMBC’s post-season success… Finished 12th in the league in rebounding in conference games with 6.0 per outing and was eighth in blocked shots (0.9) in league play…  Eclipsed the 200-point mark in a season for the first time in his career and has now scored 510 career points… Also recorded over 100 caroms (128) in a campaign for the first time in his tenure… Averaged 7.2 points per game in his first 17 outings and, despite being slowed by injury, averaged 9.3 in his next nine contests.

 

Nov. 15: Started the season opener vs. Stevenson, making his 15th consecutive start, but his first season-opening start in three campaigns… Posted his ninth game in double figures with 10 points and rejected three shots… Nov. 26: Scored 12 points at GW, hitting his first five field goal attempts of the night…Nov. 29: Tied a career best with seven free throws (7/8) in win over Toledo… Dec. 10:  Scored 16 points in the victory over Central Connecticut State… Jan. 3:  Tied a career best with six field goals made in a 12-point effort in the conference opener vs. Stony Brook … Jan. 22: Corralled  nine rebounds atBoston Univ. and played a career-high 48 minutes in the double-overtime affair…  Just missed a double-double with 10 points in the game… Jan. 28: Achieved his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Binghamton in a victory over the eventual conference champions… Jan. 31: Went back-to-back with double-doubles by scoring 10 points and adding a career-best 12 caroms at Stony Brook…  Had not scored in double figures in back-to-back games since December of his freshman campaign (12 at La Salle, Dec. 7, 2006; 13 at GW, Dec. 12/, 2006)… Named America East Player of the Game and played a “complete game” (40 of 40 minutes) for the first time in his career… Feb. 7: Suffered a knee injury in the final minute of overtime at Maine and did not dress for the next four games after undergoing a surgical procedure… He had played in all 43 America East games to that point in his career… March 1: Returned to the lineup and played 28 minutes off the bench vs. Albany… March 7: Scored a career-high 19 points and collected his third double-double in six outings with 10 rebounds in America East quarterfinal win over Boston University… Six caroms were off the offensive glass… March 8: Came back the next day to score nine points and reject two shots in semifinal triumph over host Albany.  

 

2007-08:  Started the final 14 games of the season and has started 29 America East contests in two seasons... UMBC won nine straight and 12 of 14 games with Fry in the starting five... Despite playing 125 less minutes in 2007-08, he had six more assists and one more rebound than in his freshman campaign.

 

Nov. 10: Scored nine points in the opening game win over Saint Peter’s... Nov. 13: Played a season high 32 minutes and rejected a season best three shots in the win at La Salle... Nov. 29: Hit four of five shots from the floor (eight points) and hauled down three offensive rebounds in the win over Morgan State... Dec. 15: Suffered an injured ankle in a pile-up underneath the UMBC basket just one minute after he entered the game at West Virginia... He did not play vs. Hampton or Ohio State... Jan. 3: Returned to the lineup and hit seven second-half free throws (7/8) in a nine-point effort at Stony Brook... Jan. 22: Re-inserted into the starting lineup at Boston Univ. and scored all of his season-high 12 points (5/7 fg) in the first half... Hit his first three-point field goal of the season and first-ever in a regular season game in UMBC’s first win at Case Gymnasium... Jan. 30: Tied his career best with six rebounds in the win overAlbany... Feb. 6: Tied a career high with four assists and added eight points in the victory over Stony Brook... Feb. 9: Scored in double figures for the second time in 2007-08 with a 10-point performance vs. Binghamton. 

 

2006-07: Led UMBC in blocked shots (36), finished third in the America East Conference (1.16) and recorded the most rejections by a UMBC freshman Division I player... Competed in the most games ever (31) by a UMBC first-year player... Started the final 23 games of the season, including all 16 America East games... Hit 14 of his final 17 free throw attempts of the season and finished the year at 76.7%.

 
 

Nov. 11: Inserted into his first collegiate game in the first half at St. Peter’s and had a productive 20 minutes... He rejected three Peacock shots and hit two of three field goal attempts...Nov. 14: Visited the free throw line six times (4/6) in an eight-point effort vs. Loyola... Nov. 21: Hit all three field goal attempts (six points) and contributed four assists in the rout of Lafayette...Dec. 7: Learned of his first collegiate start moments before the game at La Salle and responded with 12 points on six-of-seven shooting... Dec. 12: In the next game at GW, he scored 13 points... Dec. 16: He garnered a season-best seven rebounds while playing all 40 minutes at Marquette... Fry was 13 of 17 from the floor (76.5%) in his first three starts... Jan. 6: Rejected a season-high four shots at Stony Brook, all in the first half...

Jan. 18: Scored a season-high 14 points vs. Hartford, including four consecutive points to give Retrievers a late six-point advantage... Jan. 31: Scored ten points at Albany, his final game in double figures in the regular season... Feb. 18: After scoring just five points in a three-game span, he rebounded with eight points and three blocks in the win over Boston University... America East Tournament: After playing just 11 minutes in the win over Maine, he played a season-high 31 minutes and scored 12 points and recorded a pair of blocked shots in the semifinal setback to Vermont... He converted his first career three-point goals, hitting both attempts early in the second half to bring UMBC to within four points.

 

Background: Skilled player who produced an outstanding senior season at West Perry… Averaged 20.1 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game and five blocked shots per game as the Mustangs advanced deep into the state play-offs, finishing fourth in the AAA Division… West Perry won a school record 25 games that season… Set a single season school scoring record with 643 points and finished his career with 1,270 points… Named co-Most Valuable Player and a first team member of the Mid-Penn Colonial Conference… The Pennsylvania Associated Press named him to the All State Second Team… Also selected to The Sentinel  All-Star team and to The Patriot News Big 15 team… Lists his best single-game performance as a 32-point (13/18 fg), 13-rebound, five-assist effort in a win over Greencastle… An honor roll student… Averaged 13.6 points per game in his junior season… Lists favorite professional team as the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys… Brother, Derek Fry, competed in football at Millersville (Pa.) University… Also has a sister, Shawn… Son of Irene and Charles Fry… Justin Charles Fry was born on Dec. 15, 1987.

 
 Year GP/GS FG/A Pct. 3-pt. FG/A Pct. FT/A Pct. Reb. Avg. PF/FO A TO Blk. Stl.Pts. Avg. 
06-07 31/23 69/149 .463 2/3 .667 33/43 .767 35-46-81 2.6 67/0 20 36 36 10 173 5.6
07-08 31/20 44/110 .400 2/4 .500 31/41 .756 37-45-82 2.6 72/1 26 29 16 15 121 3.9
08-09 27/16 84/194 .433 5/23 .217 46/69 .667 36-92-128 4.7 75/3 36 44 21 17 219 8.1
 Tot. 89/59 197/453 .435 9/30 .300 110153/ .719108-183-291 3.3 214/4 82 109 73 42 513 5.8

 

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