Sam Sessoms To Leave Binghamton Bearcats
Binghamton University's standout point guard Sam Sessoms has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. Sessoms has been Binghamton's key player during his two seasons with the basketball program. Sessoms has been the Bearcats' shining light during his stay. He earned Rookie of the Year honors in America East during his freshman season and this season as a sophomore he was the leading scorer in the conference at the end of the regular season averaging 19.4 points per game. Also at the end of the regular season he was second in assists averaging 4.76 per game. He was a Second-Team America East selection this season.
Sessoms set numerous records during his two-seasons with Binghamton. This season he set a Division I school record by scoring 40 points in an overtime win against Boston University. He set a regulation time school record by scoring 39 points against UMass Lowell. In two seasons with the Bearcats he scored 1,151 points to become one of only seven players in America East history to eclipse 1,000 points in his sophomore season.
On his Twitter account Sessoms wrote an open letter to Binghamton University. In a portion of that writing @samuel_sessoms he states:
"I am sorry to inform you all that I will be transferring to a different school. These past two years here have been everything I could of imagined coming out of high school. I've made great relationships with people and I will miss you all. Most of all, my basketball family."
After a 4-12 America East record and not qualifying to play in the conference tournament the Bearcats were looking ahead to next season with Sessoms leading the way. With America East Rookie of the Year George Tinsley and All-Rookie Team member Brenton Mills Binghamton was pointing towards a break out season. Along with that one of the conference's best defenders and top shot blocker Thomas Bruce has stated he planned to return for his final season after sitting out with concussion issues.