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.
The Delone Catholic High School graduate is the Spartans' all-time leading scorer with 2,001 career points. 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.
"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," O'Brien said in a statement issued by the school. "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. He was a 45.5 percent shooter from the field with 716 career field goals. He shot 37.3 percent from 3-point range, converting 205 3-point field goals in his career. O'Brien was 364 for 443 (82.2 percent) 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, helping the Spartans finish 21-6, including a 12-2 mark in the CAC.
"Andy was a great shooter," Gamber said. "He could make the 3, 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 York.
"This honor is shared with every teammate," he said. "My fondest memories at (York) 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 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," he said. "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.