The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds didn’t have the best weekend as they lost to Sam Houston State, but senior point guard Jason Brickman achieved yet another milestone as he scored his 1,000th point during his NCAA career on Saturday.
It’s fitting that the San Antonio native picked up his 1,000th point in Texas as he grew up a little more than three hours away from Sam Houston State and likely had family on hand to watch him accomplish the achievement. Brickman had a great game too with 26 points and 13 assists. I’m sure the only thing he would have changed about the night was the result as the Blackbirds lost 82-78.
The 1,000th point came late in the game. He was fouled by Paul Baxter with 5:43 left in the game and LIU Brooklyn up by one. Brickman hit both foul shots for his 999th point and the milestone. That left the Blackbirds up by three and despite five more points from Brick, they couldn’t hold on for the win.
This is just the latest milestone for Brickman as he surpassed Drafton Davis as the Northeast Conference’s all-time career assists leader at 808. He’s currently at 839 assists and is moving up the NCAA’s all-time list as well. He’s averaging exactly 10.0 assists per game this season so with 17 games left, he’s on pace to finish his career with 1,009 assists. That would leave him 3rd on the NCAA’s list behind Bobby Hurley, Chris Corchiani and Ed Cota. He’s currently in 22nd place on that list.
The Blackbirds play in one more game in Texas on Monday before they head back to Brooklyn where they will head to St. Francis to take on the Terriers on Jan. 9.