CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Former Washington College basketball player Kevin Breslin '12 will be traveling the globe, playing against the world's winngest professional hoops team. Breslin signed a contract to play with the Washington Generals, the long-time opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters.
Breslin scored 1,517 career points during his four-year career with the Shoremen, becoming just the sixth player in the program's 100-year history to reach the 1,500-point mark. He was a three-time All-Centennial Conference selection, twice earning first-team honors. As a senior, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Middle Atlantic District second team and the D3Hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region third team. He led the Centennial Conference in scoring in 2011-12, averaging 18.4 points per game. In 98 career games, Breslin averaged 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He was also a career 81.7% shooter from the free-throw line.
John Ferrari, general manager of the Generals, feels Breslin is the perfect fit for his team. "What I look for are fundamentally sound basketball players with a passion to play and an aggressiveness to be best they can be. Kevin showed me all of those traits. He really does 'get it.'"
Looking for players from smaller colleges, like Washington College, is a regular part of Ferrari's roster building.
"This year, I'm in contact with 425 coaches across the United States. I like contacting small colleges because the kids are appreciative. They work hard. There's not a whole lot given to them and they have a love for the game. We are a 62-year basketball tradition. Guys like Kevin enhance our tradition and leave with great experiences and great memories."
Breslin's first tour with the Generals will begin in the middle of October and will feature stops in the Dominican Republic, Bahrain, and the United Arad Emirates.