Ind. – On February 4, Huntington University senior Shane Merryman accomplished
a feat few can boast. His 28-point performance against Indiana Wesleyan
University was more than enough for him to pass his grandfather, Dean Merryman,
on the Foresters’ all-time scoring list.
The elder Merryman, a 1962 graduate of Huntington and member of the HU Hall of
Fame, averaged 20.2 points per outing over the course of his career to finish
with 1,855 points which placed him 8th on HU’s all-time scoring list
until last Tuesday when Shane bumped him down a spot.
Shane is currently 7th on the scoring list with 1,922 points. With
plenty of basketball yet to be played, Merryman is closing in on the No. 6 spot
that currently belongs to Kyle Ganton who scored 2,126 points during his time
in green and white.
In a short ceremony prior to Tuesday’s game against Bethel, Dean Merryman
presented his grandson with a ball in commemoration of this achievement.