Two weeks in and instead of fizzling out, Linsanity skyrocketed after the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin scored 27 points, including a game winning three-point shot with 0.5 seconds left to go in last night’s 90-87 win against Toronto. The Knicks did not even need a three-pointer to win, but that’s just how Jeremy Lin rolls.
It may be hard to believe, but Lin’s been in the game a lot longer than the past couple of weeks. Before the NBA, Lin had 30-point games while throwing it down on the Harvard men’s basketball team.
Lin was on a Harvard team that went from 8-22 (3-11 conference) in 2007-2008 to 21-8 (10-4 conference) in 2009-2010.
At Harvard, Lin averaged 4.8 PPG in 2006-2007, 12.6 PPG in 2007-2008, 17.8 PPG in 2008-2009, and 16.4 PPG in 2009-2010.
But don’t let Jeremy Lin fool you; he’s not all work and no play. When not Lin-ing on the court, Jeremy likes to break it down with the kind of dance skills that will have all the ladies (and some gents) swooning.
Here are a couple video highlights from Lin’s college days, Lin doing the “Dougie,” and Lin hitting the streets of NYC when he was there back in his Golden State Warrior days (including interviews from some of Lin’s Harvard pals).