J.C. Show was the leading scorer in the first and last games of Binghamton University’s four-game exhibition tour through Ontario in August.
While most NCAA Division I basketball teams were off from competition, the Bearcats, who include two former JB Hoops players in their backcourt, got in four games.
Show and Scranton Prep graduate Timmy Rose are both junior guards at Binghamton, playing under head coach Tommy Dempsey, a Dunmore graduate.
The extra summer competition was a big boost for Show, who had his first Binghamton season after transferring from Bucknell University cut short by injury last season.
Binghamton went 2-2, closing with a 74-61 victory over the University of Toronto in which Show as the leading scorer with 23 points and Rose led the team with 6 assists.
Show had 16 points in the first half to help the Bearcats to a 43-27 lead.
“J.C. had a big game,” Dempsey said.
In his most productive game of the tour, Show was 9-for-12 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, and hit both his free throws. He added 5 rebounds while playing 28 minutes.
Rose came off the bench to make his only 3-point shot and score 5 points while playing 20 minutes.
Show led the Bearcats with 13 points in an opening, 80-69 loss to Brock University. He then had 9 points when the team fell to 0-2 with a loss to Laurier.
Binghamton won its final two games.
Show had 8 points and a team-high 5 assists in a 72-54 victory over Ryerson. Rose added four points in the win.
“The trip was invaluable,” Dempsey said. “It was a really good experience overall.”
Show averaged 6.7 points on a 19-win Bucknell team that made the National Invitational Tournament. He averaged a team-high 13.3 points in 12 games for Binghamton before going out with a biceps injury last season.
Rose made 27 starts on last season’s team that went 12-20 overall, including 3-13 in the America East. He averaged 7.3 points, was the team’s most accurate 3-point shooter at 46.4 percent and led the Bearcats with 3.6 assists per game.
Binghamton began official practices Sept. 29, along with other NCAA Division I teams, in preparation for its season opener Nov. 10 at home against Morgan State.