DUNK CITY, Fla. – FGCU will celebrate the historic 2012-13 men’s basketball season on Monday, April 15th when it hosts its postseason banquet at Alico Arena. During the 10 days leading up to the banquet, FGCUATHLETICS.com will highlight 10 accomplishments and moments of the Green and Blue’s record-setting campaign that let the nation in on the best kept secret in college athletics and created #DunkCity.
Today’s is a breakdown of sophomore Brett Comer’s (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) run to his second straight Atlantic Sun assist crown, being FGCU’s floor general and the conductor of #DunkCity.
After leading the A-Sun and finishing second among freshmen nationally in assists per game in 2011-12, Comer defended his league assist crown in 2012-13.
• Just the fourth player in A-Sun history to lead the league in assists two straight years.
• Tops in the A-Sun and currently 14th in the nation in assists per game (6.6).
• Ranks fourth in the NCAA Tournament leaders in assists per game (10.3).
• 244 assists were the second-most in A-Sun single-season history and second-most in FGCU history.
• Led the A-Sun with seven double-digit assist performances.
• Established a career-high of 14 assists in the NCAA third round against No. 7 seed SDSU.
• Team leader in assists 36 of 37 contests.
• Passed out 7+ assists in 18 games.
• Ranked fourth in the A-Sun in assist/turnover ratio (+1.8).
• Produced a positive assist/turnover ratio in 26 games.
• A-Sun active leader with 11 career double-digit assist games.
• Already ranks second all-time in FGCU history with 422 career assists and 23rd in the A-Sun annals.
• Just 191 off the all-time A-Sun assist record.
• Has led the team in assists 65 of 69 career games.
DUNK CITY CONDUCTOR
Although he’s not one of FGCU’s many high-flyers and accounted for only one of FGCU’s 148 dunks, Comer is considered the conductor of Dunk City. Fearless in nature with an uncanny ability to see the floor, Comer assisted on 66 of FGCU’s 148 throw downs. The former high school teammate of New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers, Comer captured the nation’s attention with 1:54 left in the second half against No. 2 seed Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament second round when he flipped a lob to teammate Chase Fieler for an electrifying alley-oop that gave the Eagles a 67-58 lead and brought the 20,125 fans at the Wells Fargo Center out of their seats.
Comer doesn’t shy away from the big moment, as the FGCU point guard was named the A-Sun Tournament MVP after finishing with 21 points, five assists and three steals in the championship game against top-seeded Mercer. Comer’s 20-point performance was the fourth of his career, but his second in an A-Sun title game as he scored 20 points against Belmont in 2012. In two career A-Sun championship games, Comer has averages of 20.5 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting 13-of-25 from the field with just four turnovers over 57 minutes.
MORE THAN JUST A PASSER
Comer’s 6.6 assists per game jump off the page, but the 6-foot-3 guard also averaged 8.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals.
• Scored in double figures 14 times, including a pair of 20-point performances.
• Led the team in scoring twice (2-0).
• Boosted scoring average to 10.8 in the postseason at the A-Sun and NCAA Tournaments.
• Posted back-to-back double-doubles against Georgetown and San Diego State at the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by a career-high 14 assists vs. the Aztecs.
• Ranked third in the A-Sun in steals per game (1.6).
• Had a steal in 31 of 37 games, including 16 multi-theft performances.