"When you're out recruiting you're trying to find the next J.C. Show" - Tommy DempseyPosted: Updated:
Vestal, N.Y. - Binghamton University Men's basketball guard J.C. Show scored his 1,000th point for his collegiate career during Wednesday nights 59-46 loss at Stony Brook. The graduate student transferred from Bucknell University to Binghamton University his sophomore year, where he played only 12 games after missing the rest of the season due to an injury.
"Having the chance to overcome some injuries is just a testament to working hard and staying with it and trusting the lords plan for your life because you never know, through the highs and lows, he'll always be there."
Show averaged 6.7 points in 18.3 minutes per game throughout his time at Bucknell University. In his 2016-17 season with the Bearcats he averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds in his first three games before eventually getting hurt. His Junior year is the only full season he's played at BU, averaging 13.8 points a game. Being able to reach this kind of milestone after dealing with more than a few ups and downs throughout his career is a simple testament to his character on and off the court.
"He's probably a guy that would be a 1,500 point college scorer or maybe even more if he stayed healthy. He's battled through it like a champ. He's missed games because of his injury but he's also played games injured, he's a really tough kid."
Add selfless to the list as well. Show, never one to take all the credit, gave credit to his team and coaches for being able to hit the 1,000th mark.
"Someone who scores 1,000 point doesn't do show without the help of their teammates and the coaches they played for" said Show.
"It's cool to reflect on. Cool to think back on the memories at the College level and I'm so thankful to be blessed with that opportunity."
Show, a graduate student, will retire his Bearcats jersey at the end of the 2018-19 season.
"When you're out recruiting you're trying to find the next J.C. Show, I mean he's one of a kind" said Head Coach, Tommy Dempsey.