(Bump. -- Pete)
Now that the basketball season is officially in the books, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at how exactly this team added its mark to the Spartan record book. Despite the disappointment in how the year played out, there were actually some notable achievements on both a team and individual level. From what I have gathered, here they are:
- The team set a new record for most blocked shots in a season with 167, surpassing the 162 blocks of the 2006-07 team. (even though the '07 team played 1 more game)
- The team recorded the 2nd-most 3-pointers made in a season with 220, behind the 253 of the 1999-2000 team. The 620 attempts were also the 2nd-most. (not surprisingly, the .355 3-point % was not in the top 5)
- Scored 578 points, bringing his career total to 1,996, good for 5th all-time. (and oh so agonizingly close to 2,000)
- Appeared in all 34 games, bringing his career total to 141, good for 3rd all-time.
- Started all 34 games, giving him 119 career starts, good for 5th all-time.
- Made 137 free throws, making him MSU's career leader with 507. He passed Paul Davis, who made 477.
- Became MSU's career leader in free throw attempts with 637.
- Recorded 114 assists, bringing his career total to 558, good for 5th all-time.
- Made 194 FGs, bringing his career total to 670, good for 9th all-time.
- Attempted 453 FGs, bringing his career total to 1,575, good for 5th all-time.
- Made 53 3-pointers, bringing his career total to 149, good for 8th all-time.
- Attempted 136 3-pointers, bringing his career total to 395, good for 10th all-time.
- Appeared in all 34 games, making him MSU's career leader in games played with 145. Travis Walton was the previous leader with 143. The difference between Lucas and Summers is the 4 games Lucas had to sit out in 2010 – the game at Illinois and the 3 games in the Tournament.(this might be the most ironic record ever, given how often he was criticized for "not showing up" - he actually appeared in every game of the last 4 seasons)
- Scored 395 points, bringing his career total to 1,314, good for 22nd all-time.
- Made 62 3-pointers, bringing his career total to 161, good for 6th all-time.
- Attempted 174 3-pointers (10th-most in a season), bringing his career total to 433 attempts, good for 7th all-time.
- Recorded 38 blocked shots, good for 7th-most in a season. (Green now has 81 career blocks, placing him 8th all-time. With at least 18 blocks next year, he would likely finish 3rd all-time behind Roe and Naymick)
- Recorded 60 steals, tying him for 5th-most in a season with Darryl Johnson. Notably, he surpassed the best marks of great defenders such as Eric Snow (57), Travis Walton (56), Antonio Smith (56), and Skiles (54). (Magic's record of 75 seems fairly safe.) Green would need 70 steals next year to surpass Mateen as the career leader, but 50 more would surpass Skiles and place him at #2.
- Green had 294 rebounds to bring his career total to 702, which is only 70 away from being in the Top 10. If he gets 298 next year, he would be only the 4th player to get 1,000 career rebounds.
- Green currently has 916 career points. Assuming he can essentially match his output from this season, he could be the third player in MSU history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He could also be the first with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 100 blocked shots.
- Recorded 42 blocked shots, good for 6th-most in a season. (Roe now has 106 career blocks, placing him 2nd all-time behind Drew Naymick (134). This gives him a very real chance of leaving MSU as the all-time career leader)
- Made 39 3-pointers, good for 3rd all-time among MSU freshmen (behind Hill and Respert). His 95 3-point attempts rank 4th among freshmen. His .411 3-point% ranks 5th among freshmen.
- Recorded 28 blocked shots, good for 2nd all-time among MSU freshmen (1 behind Delvon).