It is only Tuesday but it has already been a good week for Jason Brickman. The 5’10” junior point guard from San Antonio, Texas has been getting some well-deserved recognition over the last couple of days following his week where he dished out double-digit assists in back-to-back games.
It started over the weekend when the quiet leader of the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team actually had a feature shown on him during halftime of this past weekend’s NEC-TV games. If you missed it, here it is:
It was well done as always by the good folks at the Northeast Conference. It is actually nice to hear this guy speak! In the past two plus seasons, it was hard to get more than a sentence from him. He likes to let his play do the all the talking for him.
Then, Brickman received more accolades, this time from ESPN’s college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, who chose Brickman fifth among his top six passers in the college basketball. If you didn’t catch it, you’re in luck. Here is Mr. Bilas’ weekly report.
Brickman is currently second in the nation in assists at 8.2 assists per game, tied with Ohio’s C.J. Cooper and right behind Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams. He is now only 18 assists away (593 career assists) from surpassing Robert Cole (610) to becomes LIU Brooklyn’s all-time assist leader. With a couple of good assist games this week, he can break it on Saturday at the WRAC against Robert Morris on ESPNU.
Brickman is averaging 9.6 points per game so far this season while shooting 45.8% from the field and 45.3% from beyond the arc. According to LIU Athletics, he has recorded 10 or more assists six times this season and is second on the team in double-doubles with four behind Jamal Olasewere’s six.
Brickman and the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds return to the Wellness Center for a pair of games this week starting with St. Francis University on Thursday at 7pm and then against Robert Morris on Saturday at 3pm in a game airing on ESPNU.