Former basketball standouts represent Navy on league's silver anniversary team.
Greg Sprink scores 20 in the win
Kina, Booker, Heary, Sprink, Victor and Whitaker are some of the stars returning
Mids seek to continue winning ways in Alumni Hall
Navy looking for its second straight Patriot League win
AS A SENIOR (2007-08): Game-by-Game Statistics
AS A JUNIOR (2006-07): Game-by-Game Statistics
Sprink had a spectacular junior campaign, en route to second-team All-Patriot League accolades ... became the first player in school history to lead the Patriot League in scoring (league games only - 17.2) and set a single-season school record for points scored in Patriot League play (250) ... for the season, Sprink saw improvements in every single offensive category, averaging 16.9 ppg while shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from long distance and 86.4 percent from the free throw line ... also led the team in rebounding (4.8 rpg) and was third in assists (73) ... was the only player in the Patriot League to rank in the top 10 (regular-season games) in the three major offensive categories (points, rebounds, assists) ... became the 17th player in school history, and just the fifth junior, to score 1,000 points in his career, when he went over the 1,000-point plateau against Bucknell (Feb. 2) ... was named to the Patriot League Weekly Honor Roll the last nine weeks of the year and 11 times overall ... was also selected to Basketball-U.com's All-Patriot League first team ... was in double figures in 24-of-30 games. In games that Sprink failed to reach double-digits, the Mids were 0-6 ... surpassed 20 points 10 times during the season, including three 29-point efforts (Stony Brook, Colgate - Feb. 24 and Lafayette - Feb. 10) ... scored over 20 points in three straight games against Stony Brook, Maryland-Eastern Shore and Villanova in November, becoming the first Navy player to do that since Jehiel Lewis in 2002 ... became the first junior since Michael Heary in 1997 to score 500 points in a season, and ranks third behind David Robinson and Vernon Butler on the single-season points list for a junior ... can score points in a hurry ... tallied all 19 of his points in the final 13:30 of the game in Navy's Star Game win over Army (Feb. 17) ... in his next game against American (Feb. 20), scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, nearly rallying Navy to the win ... lastly, he scored 17 of Navy's 21 points surrounding halftime in the regular-season finale against Colgate ... his 29 points against Stony Brook came on just nine field goal attempts ... made 29 free throws in a row, second-best total in school history, from Nov. 10 - Dec. 1 ... added 27 points in a win over Washington (Md.), snapping out of a mini-slump ... nearly led Navy to a win over national power Villanova, scoring 22 points before fouling out with five minutes to play ... grabbed nine rebounds in a game four times and dished out five assists three different times as a junior ... tallied 23 points against Lafayette (Jan. 13) in Navy's first Patriot League win of the year ... added 23 against Colgate (Jan. 27) and American (Feb. 20) ... torched Colgate and Lafayette for 26.0 ppg against each foe in 2006-07 ... played 40 minutes six different times as a junior.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Game-by-Game Statistics
Sprink had one of the top sophomore seasons in recent memory at Navy, leading the Mids in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounding (4.9 rpg), three-pointers made (61), free throws made (95) and free throw percentage (.856) ... ranked second on the team in assists (57) and third in steals (32) ... his 14.9 ppg average was the ninth highest in school history by a Navy sophomore and the highest since Eddie Reddick's 15.1 ppg average in the 1988-89 season ... his scoring average was also the highest since Chris Williams averaged 17.1 ppg in the 2000-01 season ... moved into the career top 10 in several categories ... played at least 40 minutes four times during his sophomore campaign ... went over 20 points seven times ... turned in 23 double-digit efforts and recorded double-doubles against Longwood (16 p, 10 r) and Colgate (Feb. 25; 24 p, 11 r) ... tallied a career-high 34 points off the bench in a win over Brown ... connected on a school-record nine three-pointers (eight in the second half) against the Bears ... set a school record for most points in a half with 31 (2nd half) and most points for a player off the bench against Brown, rallying the Mids from an eight-point halftime deficit ... added seven rebounds and two steals in the contest ... two games later, scored 31 points in a victory over the Citadel ... connected on six three-pointers in that game ... added five rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Bulldogs ... netted 27 points (7-of-10 three pointers) against American, sparking Navy to its first-ever win over American in Patriot League play ... added five rebounds against the Eagles ... averaged 24.5 ppg and 8.0 rpg in two games against Colgate, tallying 25 points and five rebounds in the first meeting (Feb. 18) ... was named CBS / Chevrolet Player of the Game for his role in the N-Star victory over Army, where he scored 23 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out an assist ... had an outstanding floor game against UMBC, netting 20 points, dishing out a career-best eight assists and grabbing seven rebounds while playing all 40 minutes ... tallied his 500th career point against Holy Cross (Feb. 1), scoring 19 points and dishing out four assists ... besides the double-double against Longwood, Sprink dished out six assists and grabbed two steals versus the Lancers ... tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals in a win over Lafayette (Feb. 11) ... opened the season connecting on 24 straight free throws (dating back to his freshman year), before missing against Morgan State ... was among the nation's leaders early in the season in free throw percentage, and finished the year ranked 32nd ... was held to single-digit scoring just five times in 2005-06 ... averaged 15.5 ppg in Patriot League play ... scored in double-figures in nine straight games (Dec. 2 to Jan. 3), averaging 17.6 ppg during that span ... followed that streak with a eight-game stretch of double-digit scoring (Jan. 14 to Feb. 5), averaging 18.0 ppg ... scored at a 9.9 ppg clip in the first eight games of the season, before averaging 16.8 over the team's last 20 games.
AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05): Game-by-Game Statistics
One of two (Corey Johnson was the other) Navy players to be named to the 2005 Patriot League Men's Basketball All-Rookie Team ... played in 24 of the 28 games in his rookie season and started each of the last 19 contests ... tied with Matt Fannin as Navy's third-leading scorer in league play, averaging 10.1 points, and was also third in rebounding (6.0 rpg) ... made his mark on Navy's single-season Patriot League charts -- field goals attempted (6th, 140), three-point field goals made (6th, 27), three-point field goals attempted (8th, 69), three-point field goal percentage (10th, 39.1), offensive rebounds (7th, 38), rebounds (10th, 84), fouls (10th, 42) ... was particularly strong during the Patriot League season where he was ranked among the top 10 in four categories -- offensive rebounds (fourth, 2.71 rpg), rebounds (sixth, 6.0 rpg), three-point field goals made (tie-eighth, 1.93 FGPG), three-point field goal percentage (ninth, 39.1%) ... had a strong effort against Stony Brook (Dec. 11) ... scored six points while grabbing four boards and dealing out a career-best four assists ... also grabbed two steals and did not turn the ball over in 22 minutes ... earned his first-collegiate start at Mount St. Mary's (Dec. 21) after not playing against Gettysburg (Dec. 18) ... produced his first-collegiate double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds at Mount St. Mary's Dec. 21 ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his efforts on Dec. 27 ... was spectacular at Lafayette (Jan. 8) where he scored a career-high 22 points which included six three-pointers ... it was the most three-pointers by a Navy player since David Hooper targeted six at American in February of 2003 ... the 22 points were the second most in 2004-05 for a Navy player and the most by a freshman ... also added a career-high three steals ... scored 10 points, while adding four boards, two steals and a team-best four assists against Lehigh (Jan. 15) ... turned in 13 points against Columbia (Jan. 17) ... added a team-high nine boards, while dealing out a pair of assists ... led Navy to a 66-62 win over Bucknell (Jan. 30) with a team-high 17 points which included three triples ... also led the team in rebounds with eight ... topped 100 points for the season ... produced his second-career double-double with 14 points and 10 boards in Navy's Star Game victory over Army (Feb. 6) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 14 points and eight rebounds in games against Holy Cross (Feb. 4) and Army ... turned in his third double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Mids' 71-60 loss at Bucknell (Feb. 13) ... led Navy in scoring, rebounding, assists (tied) and steals (tied) ... behind a career-high 13 rebounds at Lehigh (Feb. 19), produced his 100th-career rebound ... behind a team-high tying 20-point effort against American (March 4) in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament, he claimed the 200th point of his career, making him just the 15th player in Naval Academy history to score 200 points as a plebe ... his 209 points rank 15th in the Navy record book, just two behind Eddie Reddick (1987-88) and just five behind NBA All-Star David Robinson (1983-84) ... he and fellow freshman Corey Johnson (269 pts.) became the first freshman tandem in Navy's 99-year history to score 200 points ... in his 20-point effort against AU in the league tournament, he shot 5 for 7 from the field, including 3 for 5 from long range ... made a career-high seven free throws among his eight attempts ... dealt out a career-high tying four assists.
HIGH SCHOOL / PERSONAL:
A 2003 graduate of El Camino High School in Oceanside, Calif. ... a basketball letterwinner who led El Camino to the 2003 CIF San Diego Championship with a 31-3 record ... garnered Honorable Mention All-State (Calif.) honors as a junior and Second-Team All-State recognition as a senior ... majoring in economics ... full name is Greg Thomas Sprink ... son of Thomas and Karen Sprink ... born June 29, 1985, in La Jolla, Calif.
SPRINK'S CAREER STATISTICS
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Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2004-05 24-19 540/22.5 65-187 .348 34-93 .366 45-63 .714 49-73 122 5.1 66-3 38 51 1 21 209/8.7 2005-06 28-26 871/31.1 130-334 .389 61-168 .363 95-111 .856 34-103 137 4.9 65-0 57 69 5 32 416/14.9 2006-07 30-30 1026/34.2 157-346 .454 66-174 .379 127-147 .864 31-112 143 4.8 88-2 73 74 0 27 507/16.9 2007-08 30-30 1036/34.5 189-523 .361 76-254 .299 199-232 .858 44-146 190 6.3 105-6 86 103 5 39 653/21.8 TOTAL 112-105 3473/31.0 541-1390 .389 237-689 .344 466-553 .843 158-434 592 5.3 324-11 254 297 11 119 1785/15.9