Saturday, December 21, 2013

December 21, 1989: Dave Jamerson's Three Point Festival

On December 21, 1989, Ohio University guard Dave Jamerson knocked down a NCAA Division I record 14 three pointers and scored 60 points as he led the way in the Bobcats 110-80 win over the College of Charleston. Jamerson felt great in the warmups before the game and when the ball was tipped it came his way early and often. By halftime he had scored 37 points, which included a run of 8 consecutive 3 pointers. The 6 foot 5 senior hit on 14 of the 17 three pointers attempted and finished the day 21 of the 28 overall . The Jamerson clinic ended when he was pulled from the game with more than 8 and a 1/2 minutes left on the clock. The record had been held by Gary Bossert out of Niagara, he hit 12 three pointers in 14 attempts just a couple of years before. Jamerson's record stood until 1996 when Keith Veney out of Marshall knocked down 15 in a game against Morehead State. Jamerson is regarded as one of the best players to wear a Bobcats uniform in. He holds the school record for most points scored with 2,336 along with a variety of other school records. After his college career came to a close he was picked 15th overall by the Miami Heat, then dealt to the Houston Rockets where he played for a couple of seasons before a knee injury ended up ending his career on the court. Just a bump in the road of life, he turned his focus to his church and became a pastor. His alma mater honored Jamerson's outstanding college career by retiring his number 33 during a halftime ceremony in 2007.

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