Jay Larranaga averaged 11.3 points in his career at Bowling Green.
All newly acquired Erie BayHawks point guard Keith McLeod knows is he put the ball in the basket more than his head coach did for Bowling Green.
BayHawks coach Jay Larranaga and McLeod shared a laugh after Thursday’s practice about who was the better player at Bowling Green. I jokingly asked McLeod, ‘Who is the best player out Bowling Green. You or your coach?”
McLeod, who is the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,895 points, leaned away and smiled before saying, “Best player? I don’t know. I know I scored more points.”
Larranaga (1993-97), who scored 1,249 career points, has the most 3-pointers made in a game (9), but McLeod (1998-2002) has the school record for most free throws attempted in game (27) and most free throws made in a career (552).
With a big laugh, Larranaga admitted McLeod, who played for four NBA teams in four NBA seasons, was better than him.
“It’s not even close,” Larranaga said.
Larranaga, who played for his dad, Jim, at Bowling Green was college teammates with one of the best to ever play for the Falcons – former NBA point guard Antonio Daniels, who is the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,789 points.
Ironically, the two both played with the school’s all-time leading scorer – Anthony Stacey (1995-2000). Stacey scored 1,938 points.