RICHMOND, Ky- Nick Mayo has been a consistent scorer since he stepped on Eastern Kentucky’s campus, and he will soon be the greatest scorer the program has ever produced.
The 6 foot 9 senior from Oakland, Maine is just seven points away from breaking Matt Witt’s record of 1,832.
“I haven’t got it yet,” said a smiling Mayo. “It probably won’t hit me until I’m done playing in college, but it will be a special moment because I put in a lot of hard work that’s paying off.”
Mayo is most likely going to etch his name into the 2,000 career points club, making him the first Colonel to achieve the feat in program history.
“He’s going to set the bar so high that it’s going to be tough to break the scoring record,” said coach A.W. Hamilton. “He’s averaging 25 points a game and he’s only going to get better because he still hasn’t shot it as well as he normally can.”
Mayo said he’s enjoyed the new run and gun style the Colonels have adopted under Hamilton and has two game winners under his belt just ten games into the season. Not a bad way to start his senior year, I’d say.
“We have a lot of energy around us,” said Mayo. “Coach has done a great job getting fans and the community on board.”
Next up for the 6-4 Colonels is a road trip to Cincinnati, Ohio where they take on the Xavier Musketeers inside the Cintas Center.
“We’re going to lay it all on the line, play as hard as we can for 40 minutes and see what happens,” said Hamilton.
The game on Saturday tips off at 8:00 pm.