Once upon a time, AU basketball had a dream of dominating the Patriot League. Jeff Jones had compiled an impressive three headed monster in the likes of Stephen Lumpkins, Charles Hinkle and Troy Brewer. These three musketeers provided the basis for a year full of hope and then the story broke. Lumpkins, the second coming of Kermit Washington (maybe) decided to sell his soul to the MLB… Some how, he chose the 42nd round and the Pittsburgh Pirates (THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES) over the rambunctious atmosphere of Phil Bender arena.
But readers, let’s not dwell on the past. Today is a new day and the surviving members of American Basketball have continued fighting the good fight! We too, the fans, shall continue to be a part of the most intimidating place to play in all of the Patriot League. We shall not shun our fallen conrad, Stephen Lumpkins, but use his selfishness as fuel to feed the Eagle flame!