Friday, April 11, 2003
Written by Michael Douglas


MEDFORD -- Tufts University senior Mike McGlynn (Medford, MA/Arlington Catholic) of the Men's Basketball team has been named to the New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) Division III North All-Star team. As a result, the sharp-shooting guard will suit up for the North squad in a game against the South All-Stars at Holy Cross on Tuesday, April 15.

McGlynn led the Jumbos with 17.0 points per game in 2002-03. He made 68 three-point baskets for fifth on the team's all-time list for a single season. He finished fifth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) scoring race and led the conference in three-pointers made. He had a season high of 26 points versus Trinity on February 1, and also scored 25 versus UMass Boston on January 9.

A transfer from Brandeis, McGlynn played only two seasons for Tufts. Yet in that short amount of time he managed to break his way into the record books. He scored 876 points for an average of 17.5 in 50 career games at Tufts, and connected on 170 three-pointers. He set the single-season record for treys with 102 in 2001-02, and finished his career just 24 short of Bill Slackman's eleven-year record of 194 career three-pointers despite playing in 22 fewer games.

The NEBCA is another in a line of honors that have been awarded to McGlynn this year. He was named to the First-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) squad, following up a Second-Team honor in 2001-02. He was named NESCAC Player of the Week on Feb. 10, after averaging 19.3 points per game and surpassing the 300 career three-pointers plateau, including those he amassed in his two seasons at Brandeis.

The Jumbos were better than their 12-13 record suggests. The Jumbos fell to eventual National Champion Williams, 64-63, in the semi-finals of the NESCAC tournament. McGlynn hopes to continued his playing career next season in Europe.