Celebrating Conte Forum's Anniversary: In Their Own Words
Feb. 4, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
To mark the 25th anniversary of Conte Forum, former student-athletes retell their favorite memories on the court and ice.
Malcolm Huckaby (1990-94) was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2004. He scored 1,316 career points (including 199 three-point FGs), and was a three-time defensive MVP with 198 career steals. Huckaby played in 126 games- 106 of them as a starter. He helped lead the ’92-’93 team to the NIT quarterfinals and the ’93-’94 squad to the NCAA Tournament’s “Elite Eight”. Huckaby went on to play professional basketball with the NBA’s Miami Heat, as well as in France and Italy. He currently works as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
“For me personally, my favorite memory of Conte was my sophomore year when we beat Georgetown (Feb. 1, 1992) in double-overtime, 88-86. It was a classic Big East matchup and there was a lot of hype surrounding the game. I scored 34 points and after we won fans rushed the court. It was an amazing feeling and experience. I also played against Alonzo Mourning in that game and we went on to play one season together with the Miami Heat in 1994.
“One of my other favorite memories was my senior year when classmate Gerrod Abrams shattered the backboard in a 58-54 victory over Big East rival Providence. The jam was the first backboard breaker in Conte history. Gerrod was only 6-1,160 pounds at the time, so I always joked with him and said he loosened up the backboard before the game. The crowd went crazy and the look on his face was absolutely priceless. We still joke about it to this day.”’
Any former student-athletes who wish to share a special memory of Conte Forum please contact Athletics Communications Assistant Dominique Oliveto. (617-552-1188) firstname.lastname@example.org