Greivis Vasquez, Who Moved to the U.S. to Attend High School in Rockville, is Inducted Into Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame

by MCS Staff

Greivis Vasquez, who attended Montrose Christian in z Rockville, was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend, joining seven other former UMD student-athletes in the ceremony.

The 2010 ACC player of the year was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States to attend high school and play basketball at Montrose Christian School in Rockville in 2004. During his senior year at Montrose he committed to the University of Maryland to play under head coach Gary Williams. Below you’ll see some of his accomplishments at the University of Maryland and in the NBA after that:

  • Winner of the 2010 Bob Cousy Award presented to the nation’s top point guard (the first player in Maryland history to win a national position player of the year award)
  • 2010 All-American (First Team by Wooden Award, Fox Sports, The Sporting News; Second-Team by AP, Yahoo Sports)
  • 2010 ACC Player of the Year
  • Led Maryland to the 2010 ACC regular season championship
  • Three-time All-ACC (First Team in 2009 and 2010; Second-Team in 2008), making him one of just 15 players in Maryland men’s basketball history to earn three all-conference selections
  • Named to the 2009 ACC All-Tournament team
  • Second on the all-time points list at Maryland (2,171) and is just the third player in school history to surpass 2,100 points, along with Juan Dixon and Len Bias
  • Hold school record for double-figure scoring games (117); second on the all-time assists list (772) and is one of only two players – along with Steve Blake – to surpass 700 assists in their careers
  • One of just two players in school history to record a triple-double (35 pts., 11 reb., 10 ast. vs. North Carolina on Feb. 21, 2009)
  • Selected with the 28th pick of the first round of the 2010 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies; played seven seasons in the NBA for Memphis, New Orleans, Toronto, Sacramento, Milwaukee, and Brooklyn

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