Jason Brickman: LIU Brooklyn’s assist master
A glorious era ended at LIU Brooklyn last spring when Jason Brickman‘s four-year career at the Downtown Brooklyn school came to an end. Brickman finished his career ranked fourth on the NCAA’s all-time assist leader-board with 1,009 and three Northeast Conference championships.
Jason Brickman, a Filipino-American from San Antonio, Texas, stood out thanks to some amazing teammates. Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere led the way his freshman year when the Blackbirds won their first NEC chip. That same duo had C.J. Garner step up big time in Brickman’s sophomore go-around and second chip. Boyd got hurt in Brickman’s third year, but he improved his shooting and the team won its third consecutive championship.
Brickman’s fourth year was a bit of a disappointment. Olasewere graduated and Boyd couldn’t recover from an ACL tear that required two separate surgeries so the team suffered. Brickman continued his amazing ball, but the championship run ended in anticlimactic fashion. Watching him continue to pile up the assists and pass some huge names, including hall of famers, was amazing though.
With his career at LIU Brooklyn over, Jason Brickman was not drafted by the NBA mostly due to his 6-foot, 165-pound frame. He has managed to begin his pro career regardless as he signed with the Dynamo Moscow to play in the Russian Super League.
Brick is still out there making incredible plays, but we here in Brooklyn will no longer be able to watch him in person. Now that he has retired, along with Olasewere, Boyd and Garner, it really is the end of an era. Head coach Jack Perri and E.J. Reed have good things in store, but to make up for the lack of Brickman, here is a highlight video of his career on Ashland Place.