NEW HAVEN, Conn. (January 21, 2012) – Senior Ray Askew (Hamden, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus men's basketball team pulled down nine rebounds in Saturday's Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest to become the program's all-time leader in rebounds with 1,042.
At the 10:07 mark of the first half against Anna Maria, Askew recorded his fourth rebound of the game and the 1,037th of his career to surpass the previous Albertus Magnus men's basketball rebounding record of 1,036 held by Jason Crockett '98.
Askew, who broke the GNAC record on Tuesday, Jan. 10, is only the second player in league history to earn over 1,000 rebounds. In the Falcons win at Rivier, he surpassed the league's previous rebounding record of 1,001 held by the Raiders' Jeff Carpenter.
Former Falcon Jason Crockett was a basketball standout for Albertus from 1994-98 and led the Falcons to the program's first-ever GNAC Championship title during the 1995-96 season. The GNAC began play during the 1995-96 academic year as Crockett's stats from his freshman season in 1994-95 were not counted on the GNAC career rebounding list.
Askew is nearing the 2,000-point milestone as well. The Hamden, Conn. native is only 80 points away from that plateau. Only three players in the history of the GNAC have scored over 2,000 points, including Albertus Magnus' Tim Russell '05, who is the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,234 points.