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Mansell announces "retirement" from basketball

VESTAL -- Two season-ending knee surgeries in as many years is not an easy thing for anyone to deal with.  It's even harder if you're a Division I Basketball player like Rob Mansell.  Mansell played just eight games this past season for Binghamton University scoring 22 points (2.8 ppg).  But after suffering his second knee injury to the opposite knee he needed surgery on the year previous, the rehab process took a harsher toll on his body.

The BU junior guard announced Wednesday that he will retire as a player, calling it quits on a career that ends with 414 career points in 36 games with 32 starts.  He set the school record for points as a sophomore with 392, until that mark was broken by Jordan Reed this season. 

However, the decision to hang up the high tops is not the end of the road for Mansell's career at BU.  Head Coach Tommy Dempsey will retain Mansell's services as a graduate assistant coach.  While the role has yet to be completely defined, Mansell is thrilled to be able to remain involved with the team.  He said he never really ever gave coaching much consideration because it did not fit with his personality.  But he says this opportunity will help grow as a man and improve his leadership qualities.

Dempsey says having a guy on the bench like Mansell who's "been there," is a huge asset to have when dealing with this year's six freshmen (who will be sophomores next season), as well as the six incoming freshmen for next season.

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