Basketball: Ryerson's Bakovic has shot at 2,000-point club

After his big Saturday night, Ryerson forward Boris Bakovic is well in range of becoming the OUA's second 2,000-point man by the end of the season.

Bakovic had 44 points in the Rams' wild 107-104 overtime win at Laurentian, bringing him to 1,842 for his career by unofficial calculation. He would have to average 20 per game (he is averaging an even 25) over the last eight to hit two large.

(Bakovic wasn't even the highest-scoring player from a Toronto-based team on Saturday. Toronto's Rob Paris went off for 46 to help U of T stop the bleeding with a win at York.)

He is also within 37 points of former Lakehead forward Kiraan Posey (1,879) and is an even 250 shy of the career mark of 2,092 Kevin Dulude set at RMC. The latter might be a bit hard to get to by the end of the season, given Ryerson still has an Ottawa-Carleton road trip on the docket.

Dulude, as you know, was the first to amass 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. By our count, Bakovic is up to 740 boards over 79 games (9.4 average), so with potentially 30 regular-season games left in his career if he's back next year, he'll join Dulude in the 2,000-1,000 club.

Granted, there is an asterisk to be placed on that distinction. The 22-game schedule has only come in during the last decade or so. There were plenty of players who could have taken a crack at that if they had played 22 league games, instead of 12, 14 or 16. Nevertheless, you know Bakovic has had an impact when the numbers start to pile up that high.
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