By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Garret Kerr burst on the scene during the 2011-12 season for the University of the Sciences men’s basketball team as a freshman, averaging a double-double, leading the nation in rebounding and capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
So, of course, after a phenomenal season like that the only direction to go was . . . up.
This season Kerr, the son of former Flyers’ star Tim Kerr, once again leads all of Division II in rebounding (12.6 a game) and he has upped his scoring average nearly six points a game from his freshman season, pouring in 21.5 points a game. That’s good for 14th in the nation.
“I try not to look at the stats too much,” Kerr tells KYW Newsradio. “I try and just go out there and do what my team needs me to do to give us a better chance to win. A lot of my teammates box their men out, kind of help us out, we do a lot of that in practice. They do a good job checking their men out and a lot of times the ball just happens to fall in my hands. I’m pretty fortunate.”