2012-13 Blackbirds’ milestones and records mid-season update

The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have played 16 of their 30 regular season games thus far. Since the team is now past the midway point of their season, it is good time to get an update on how a few of the Blackbirds’ players are doing on achieving their personal milestones and chasing down some LIU records.

Julian Boyd – He only played in eight games before he tore his ACL in his knee and was lost for the season. He scored 148 points this season before his injury. He is currently eleventh on LIU’s all-time scoring list with 1467 points. If he get his sixth-year of eligibility next season which most people expect him to due to his nearly two years lost due to medical redshirts, he will be in line to break all sorts of LIU and NEC records. I will revisited Boyd and all his record possibilities again next season.

Kenny Onyechi – He is still currently fourth all-time at LIU in blocks. Has only recorded two blocks in ten games this season. He still needs 20 blocks to move into third all-time currently held by Cheikh Fall and his career 150 blocks. He has had 65/33/31 blocks in each of his first three seasons at LIU but a foot injury before this season caused him to miss the team’s first six games and severely limited his minutes played. Likely now, he won’t be moving up on this list.

C.J. Garner – Currently, Garner is 90 points short of becoming the 32nd player to enter LIU’s 1000 point club. He passed the 1000-point mark for his collegiate career with the 15 points he scored at Lamar on December 29th. If he goes by the pace of this 12.0 ppg scoring avergae for this season, he will pass the 1000 point mark at LIU in about eight more games which is a home game at the Barclays Center vs St. Francis Brooklyn on February 10. Garner is also now ninth all-time at LIU in assists with 263.

Jason Brickman – The junior point guard is on pace to hold several LIU and NEC assists records. He is currently has 133 assists through 16 games. He is on pace to equal the 249 assists he recorded last season. If he plays at least two NEC tournament games, he will likely break the all-time NEC single-season record of 261 which is still held by Andre Van Drost of Wagner from the 80s. He needs only 58 assists to break the all-time LIU career assists record of 610 currently held by Robert Cole. On his current 8.3 assists per game pace, he will get the LIU record on the road at Central Connecticut State on February 7th. He has a chance in his senior year to become the NEC’s all-time career assist leader which is currently held by Drafton Davis of Marist from the 80s. He needs another 243 assists to break the NEC record.

Jamal Olasewere – If Olasewere appears in the next 13 games, he will own the LIU Brooklyn record for most games played at LIU which is currently held by both David Hicks and Kyle Johnson with 124. Olasewere has played in 112 thus far in his LIU career. He will get the record at home versus Sacred Heart on February 28 if he doesn’t miss any more games. Recently, Olasewere passed the 1500 point milestone with 16 point against Wagner on January 10th. He currently has 1524 points which is ninth all-time on LIU’s scoring list. At his current 18.2 ppg pace, he will end the regular season with 1780 points, putting him just 20 points shy of being just the third Blackbird player to reach the 1800-point milestone. Now, in terms of him reaching the 1000 rebound milestone. He is currently at 798 career rebounds and would need 202 boards to get to 1000. He has collected 109 rebounds in 14 games this season. At his 7.8 rpg pace, he will only get about another 109 rebounds which will put him 93 rebounds shy of 1000. He needs to really pick up his rebounding pace and hope his team can make a late-season run for him to have a possibility but the likelihood will be he will fall short.

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