Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
When he was at Roslyn High School, George Beamon led the Bulldogs to some of their most successful basketball results in years. He was also the top scorer in all of Nassau County.
Now, Beamon has repeated that success at Manhattan College. During the regular season, he led the Jaspers to a 20-11 overall record and a 12-6 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play (MAAC).
Moreover, he made the All-MAAC first team, leading the league in scoring with 552 points, an average of 18.4 points per contest. Beamon was consistent throughout the season, scoring 54 three point goals and posting nine 20-point plus games. Dating back to last year, he has scored in double digits in 45 consecutive games. He also led the Jaspers in rebounding and steals, with 44 in total. Beamon is the first Manhattan College player to make first team honors since Peter Mulligan did it during the 2004-2005 season.
The individual honors culminated with Beamon named as a finalist for the Pepsi Max MAAC Player of the Year award.
Meanwhile, the Jaspers finished the regular season with a 20-12 mark, as their 14-win improvement marked the biggest gain for any Division I team during the 2011-2012 season. The season, however, ended in disappointment on Saturday. Manhattan was upset 84-82 in overtime by Siena in MAAC tournament play. Beamon was the Jaspers’ top scorer with 24 points. Next year, Beamon hopes to lead Manhattan to greater glory in MAAC play.