A Healthy Beamon Means Good Things for Manhattan

22 Dec

In his first year the team won just six games.  His sophomore season saw the team win 20 and earn a trip to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.  Last year the team had even loftier goals and was 2-2 with him in the lineup, unfortunately due to an ankle injury he was never healthy and those were the only four games he played all season.  I am talking about senior swingman George Beamon of the Manhattan Jaspers.

The 6-4 Roslyn, NY native stood out as soon as he stepped on campus in 2010 averaging over 16 points and six rebounds for that team that won just six times.  In his second year Beamon registered double figures in every game he played including a career-high 34 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the first round win over Albany in the CIT.  Last year Beamon didn’t play in the team’s first two games but when he made his season debut all he did was go off for 29 points and seven rebounds while not at 100% against Hofstra.

This year he appears to be healthy, leading the Jaspers to a 9-2 record averaging over 23 points in November including tying his career high with 34 points in a six-point loss to George Washington.  Overall Beamon is averaging 21.3 points and a career best 6.8 rebounds.

After the Jaspers finished up their non-conference slate with an overtime win over Buffalo in which Beamon had 22 points.  They now begin their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule in earnest, Beamon and his teammates hope to continue what they started with the trip to the CIT before they were derailed last season by an injury to their star.


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