Dec. 31, 2007
Patriot League Release | Sprink's 33 Lead Navy Past St. Francis CollegeANNAPOLIS, Md. --
Navy senior guard Greg Sprink Greg Sprink
was named Anaconda Patriot League Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Sprink wins the award for the second time and its the first time a Navy player won the award since Sprink earned the honor on Jan. 3, 2006.
Sprink tallied a season-high 33 points in Navy's 85-83 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) College on Saturday night. He also added a season-high nine rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal, and willed the Mids to the victory in the final five minutes. Twice in the second half when St. Francis tied the game, Sprink connected on three-pointers to regain the lead for Navy. With just over four minutes left and the score tied at 68, Sprink went on a personal 8-0 run to give Navy the lead for good. He finished the contest 11-of-18 from the field, including 4-of-9 from three-point range, and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. His 33 points were just one shy of his career high of 34 against Brown on Dec. 22, 2005.
For the season, Sprink ranks second in the league in scoring (19.0 ppg), sixth in rebounding (5.6 rpg) and 13th in assists (2.46 apg). He is the only player to rank in the top 15 in the three categories.
Sprink, who hails from Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., currently ranks 10th on the Navy career scoring list and 24th on the Patriot League chart with 1,379 points. His scoring average of 14.5 ppg is currently ninth all-time and he ranks second on the career three-pointers made (188) and three-pointers attempted (534). He needs just 25 rebounds to become the fourth player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists, joining Vernon Butler, Hank Kuzma and Kevin Sinnett.
Sprink and his teammates will host NJIT on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm in Alumni Hall. The game will be the back end of a doubleheader, with the women battling Fordham at 5:00 pm. For ticket information, call 1-800-US4-NAVY.
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