Jerry Schlie moves forward

Jerry Schlie moves forward

May 17, 2002

Senior Jeremiah Schlie, a forward on the men’s basketball team, has been selected February 2002 Academic All-Star after leading the Hurricanes both on and off the court.

Schlie, who has excelled in his business finance major, is a fifth-year forward who adds depth to the Hurricanes perimeter game. Schlie has been a part of the most successful stretch in UM basketball history. As a redshirt senior, he has been a part of teams that have gone 104-49 (.680), made five straight postseason appearances, including four NCAA tournament berths, won the BIG EAST regular-season title in 1999-00, and reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships for the first time school-history in 2000.

Some of his career highs include his recorded six points against St. John’s (2/13/02), two field goals made from the three-point range in the same game, four field goals attempted versus Memphis (12/22/98), three rebounds against Pittsburgh (2/23/99), one assist versus five opponents, one steal versus two opponents, and seven minutes played against St. Francis (12/30/01).

Maintaining academics a top priority, a younger Schlie achieved honor roll every year and as a forward on his Sachem High School team. He averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block as a senior. He was the two-time MVP and team captain, finishing his high school career as the school’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing former NBA star Jeff Ruland. He was selected All-Long Island and All-County his senior year.