Rob Mansell Closes Playing Door For Binghamton Bearcats
Following two serious leg injuries Binghamton Bearcat basketball standout Rob Mansell will not continue his playing career. Mansell, will however, stay with the basketball program. He will assist the team in a graduate assistant role. The exact duties he will have with the team will be defined as next season gets closer. Mansell is already working on his Master's Degree in urban planning and will graduate this spring with a bachelor's degree in geography and urban planning.
Mansell started 28 games as a freshman during the 2011-12 season. He scored 14 points per game which topped the Bearcats and ranked him fifth in scoring in America East.
On February 23, 2012 he suffered a knee injury in a game against Albany. He missed the final three games of that season and all of 2012-13.
Mansell returned to the Bearcat lineup this past season and started the first four games. He then suffered a leg injury in a Binghamton win over Mount St. Mary's on December 4. Following surgery and facing another extensive rehabilitation program Mansell decided to end his playing career. During his time as a Bearcat player he averaged 8.1 points per game and grabbed 152 rebounds.