The latest professional signing for a Goldey-Beacom men’s basketball alum sees Sameen Swint, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, inking a contract with Club Once Lobos in El Salvador.
Swint had a strong three-year run (2014-17) at guard for the Lightning in which he showed great poise both as a starter and coming off the bench. That play has helped build the foundation for the squad’s current success, which last season produced a second straight 20-win campaign as well as a trip to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference semifinals.
He graduated tied for ninth in team history with a .787 free throw percentage to go with 627 points (9.8 ppg), 203 rebounds, 114 assists, 68 steals, 65 three-pointers and 23 blocks.
Including his freshman campaign at Albright College in which he was named the 2014 Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year, Swint closed his collegiate career with 965 points.
Swint’s senior campaign in 2016-17 truly was a special one in which the Lightning amassed a 20-7 record and a trip to the CACC Tournament. He averaged 10.4 points per game to go with a .495 shooting percentage, scored in double figures seven times and had a double-double January 14 at Dominican.
GBC that season posted winning streaks of 12 straight overall, 10 consecutive in the CACC and seven in on the road. All of those are school records. The Lightning’s 20 wins that season tied a school record and their 11 road victories are a school record.
Swint becomes the third player this year from the Lightning to ink a pro deal. Dante Thompson, of Coram, New York, signed with CB Cazorla and Elijah Tillman, of Garnerville, New York, will play for Basquet Stiges, both in Spain with the EBA League.
Club Once Lobos compete in Liga Superior de Baloncesto, El Salvador’s top basketball league.
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