Paddy Casey is just two games into his junior season, but he has already become the 10th player in University of the Sciences men’s basketball history to hit 100 shots from 3-point range during his career.
The JB Hoops alum and Scranton Prep graduate arrived at the milestone Sunday when he went 3-for-6 from 3-point range and scored 16 points during a 65-64 loss to District of Columbia. Casey finished the game with 101 career 3-pointers.
The University of the Sciences is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school in Philadelphia.
Casey played in all 28 games, including 27 starts, last season when the Devils went 11-17.
The 6-foot-1 guard led the team in assists (4.5 per game), steals (1.5), minutes played (35.1) and free throws made (105) while ranking second on the team in free throw percentage (80.2). He finished in the top 11 in the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Casey was also second on the team in scoring average (12.9) and total 3-pointers made (46), along with third in rebound average (3.9).
The University of the Sciences is picked to finish fourth out of seven teams in the CACC South Division, according to a preseason coaches poll. The Devils are 0-2.
Casey had six points and a game-high three steals in Saturday’s opening, 70-52 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas. He made his only 3-point attempt, but missed his other four shots from the floor while going 3-for-4 at the line. Casey has four rebounds and two assists.
In Sunday’s game, Casey had six rebounds, two assists and two steals. He was 6-for-13 from the floor.
Casey started all 26 games in his freshman season, averaging 11.3 points in 36.2 minutes while shooting 40.5 percent on 3-pointers.