July 31, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Men's basketball sophomore guard Brett Harvey helped the Hudson Valley entrant in the New York State's Empire State Games to a silver medal at the competition completed over the weekend. The New City, N.Y,, native averaged 10.5 points in four games.
An Olympic-style competition, the Empire State Games fields teams from six regions of New York State. The Hudson Valley Open Men's Basketball team was the defending champion after beating Western for the gold medal in 2006. Western revenged that defeat with a 78-64 win over the weekend.
Hudson Valley finished pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, earning its spot in the gold-medal game. Harvey recorded his event-high with 14 points on three three-pointers and five free throws in the opening win against Central. After scoring seven in the pool-play win over Western, Harvey followed up with 13, including 9-9 from the free-throw line in the win over Adirondack. The 6-0 sophomore tallied eight in the finale with Western.
Harvey started 30 of 31 games as a freshman for the Greyhounds, averaging 7.4 points and 4.2 assists while playing the second-most minutes on the team (31.0). Twice named MAAC Rookie of the Week, Harvey poured in a career-high 19 points with six assists in the home win over Rider.