From Rivals To Teammates, To J.C. Show And Timmy Rose's Final Game In The Events CenterPosted: Updated:
Vestal, N.Y. - From high school rivals to AAU teammates, to playing basketball together in college, Bearcats J.C. Show and Timmy Rose's relationship has continuously grown on and off the basketball court. On Tuesday night, senior guard Timmy Rose and guard J.C. Show played in the Events Center in front of the team's home crowd for their final game of the regular season as well as the final time of their career.
"From being rivals in high school to being teammates in AAU and teammates now, you couldn't ask for a better guy to play with" said Rose. "He's a leader. One of my best friends. I couldn't thank him enough. It's been great."
Rose walked on to Binghamton University Men's basketball team back in 2015, after attending Scranton Prep where he averaged 14.6 points, 6.9 assists and was named an All-State guard as a senior. On the other side of the court, was rival team Abington Heights High School where J.C. Show made quite the name for himself. The Pennsylvania native scored 42 points against Scranton Prep as a senior. His career was highlighted by being named 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year as well as scoring 1,950 career points.
On the days that the two weren't rivals, they were in fact teammates. Rose and Show both played together in JB Hoops AAU program, based out of Northeast Pennsylvania.
While Rose was a walk on at Binghamton University, Show played his freshman year at Bucknell University before transferring to BU. The two have spent the last three seasons together in a Bearcat uniform where their relationship has continued to grow.
"I think this year we've grown even closer" said J.C. Show. "I don't know if it's the connection of it being our final year or whatever but it's true."
Timmy Rose's career at Binghamton is highlighted by his 311 assists, which ranks second in program history (DI era). The guard had played a total of 117 games with Binghamton.
J.C. Show on the other hand, played a total of 69 games with Binghamton due to injuries, but still managed to break program records. Show has scored a total of 349 points, as well as eclipsing 1,000 career points this season.
Show holds the record for most scored 3-pointers in a single game, a record he set this season on March 4 against Maine when he scored ten 3-pointers. He also ties the record for most points scored in a single game, with 34 points.
"It's hard for me to put it into words and it's hard for me to hide my emotions on how much I care about them" said Dempsey. "I've enjoyed having them here with me. It hasn't always been easy for any of us but we've always stayed together."
But even way beyond the points, is a friendship that was formed on the basketball court and will continue off of the basketball court.
"He's been a joy to be around, I'm thankful to have him as a teammate and I'm thankful to have him as a friend" said Show. "That's a bond we will carry on for the rest of our lives."
Bearcats look to continue their season on Saturday, March 9 with a quarterfinal matchup against Stony Brook.