YORK, PA – York College is proud to announce that former men's basketball standout Andy O'Brien has been selected to the York College Athletic Hall of Fame. O'Brien will be the only member of the Class of 2014.
O'Brien left an indelible mark on the men's basketball record book. O'Brien is the Spartans' all-time leading scorer with 2,001 career points as he averaged a school-record 19.8 points per game. He was a three-time first team All-Capital Athletic Conference selection and finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in the CAC men's basketball record book.
O'Brien is very thankful to become a member of the Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame.
"Thank you to York College, the athletic department, and most of all, coach Jeff Gamber, for providing me an opportunity to be a student-athlete. I am humbled and honored to be inducted into the York College Athletic Hall of Fame."
O'Brien finished his career playing in 101 games with 87 starts as he was a 45.5% shooter from the field with 716 career field goals. He shot 37.3% from three as he converted 205 three-point field goals in his career. O'Brien was 364-for-443 (82.2%) from the free throw line in his career. He also pulled in 542 rebounds, dished out 340 assists and had 157 steals.
His biggest scoring year came as a junior when he set a school-record with 611 points in 27 games as the Spartans went 21-6 including a 12-2 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference.
O'Brien's head coach Jeff Gamber is happy to see the program's all-time leading scorer earn Hall of Fame accolades.
"Andy was a great shooter. He could make the three, had a terrific mid-range game and scored inside. This diversity in his game coupled with his competitive drive is why he is the best scorer in Spartan history. Andy opened the door for us to recruit York area kids."
O'Brien cherished the time he spent at YCP.
"This honor is shared with every teammate. My fondest memories at YCP revolve around the experiences endured with the awesome friends I had met. Playing basketball and hanging out with my friends are memories I will never forget."
O'Brien credits Coach Gamber and former assistant coach Dean Gamber as being instrumental in his development as a player and a person.
"Coach Gamber and Dean are a huge part of my success. Coach not only taught my teammates and me about basketball, but also about life. He created a positive environment where family and team were paramount. Coach mentored by example, and his passion, dedication, attention to detail, and desire to win was contagious."
O'Brien and his wife Stephanie are expecting a baby in early May. That baby will push O'Brien's official induction ceremony to May of 2015.