It took 40 years and a remarkable talent to set a new Christian Brothers Academy basketball scoring record. On Tuesday afternoon, that special player, CBA senior Pat Andree, was crowned the new king of scoring at the Academy.
Andree scored his 1,672nd point in the third quarter of the Colts' win over Howell, surpassing the 1,671-point record set by Bob Roma '75.
The senior has overtaken a CBA who's who of high scorers — including his head coach Geoff Billet '95 — on his way to the top spot. Two weeks ago, Andree topped CBA Hall of Fame inductee and 11-year NBA veteran, John Crotty '87, for second place. Yesterday, Andree passed Roma, who is also enshrined in the CBA Hall of Fame and was a NBA draft pick, for the number one spot.
Eighteen CBA players have scored 1,000 career points, and Andree blew by the 1,000-point mark early in his junior season. He has been playing on the varsity basketball team since his freshman year at CBA, an opportunity that is difficult to achieve. Given his longevity on the team and his Division I college talent, his record-setting triumph has long been expected.
While he has had a tremendous overall career, the 6'8" forward has been on a tear in the scoring department during his senior season, and fans are hopeful that he will become the Academy's first 2,000-point scorer.
Andree is averaging over 26 points per game, which leads all Shore scorers who have played more than 10 games. He adds over 10 rebounds per game and leads the Shore in three-point field goals. He signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Lehigh University next year.
Andree is the third member of his family to play basketball at the Academy, joining older brothers Tim '06 and Dan '13, who both had accomplished careers with the Colts.