Men's Basketball

#BethelPilotTop10 – No. 5 Dave Troyer

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Some are good post players. Others excel at passing the ball. Some work harder than everyone else and just play scrappy. Then there are the pure scorers. Very few Pilots, if any, have had scoring ability quite like the No. 5 player on our list - Dave Troyer.
Troyer (no. 51) helped the Pilots to their first national title in 1992.
Troyer (No. 51) helped the Pilots to their first national title in 1992.
Troyer played from 1989-1992. In that time, he posted the highest single game point total in Pilot history (48), a record that still stands to this day. He is one of only five players to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. That statistic becomes even more amazing when you realize that he only played three seasons. Troyer is tied for eighth on the career scoring list with 2,084 points. He scored his 2,000th point in his 94th game - 19 games quicker than anyone else in Pilot history. He was a member of the first Bethel team to ever win a national title when his 1992 squad took home the NCCAA crown. In the championship game, Troyer scored 33 points. He ranks second all-time in career scoring average (21.5) and has the second highest point total for a season in program history (894 points in the 1991-1992 season). It is hard to imagine a more dominant scorer in Pilot history than Dave Troyer. Check back in throughout the week to see the rest of the Top 5! The top ten was created by combining expert picks, statistics, championships and awards won, as well as the voting on Twitter. Some players may have been rated high by experts but did not receive as many votes as others. Others may have received votes but their statistics did not matchup against others. The top ten is comprised of the ten players who scored the best across all categories. To see the voting, visit the #BethelPilotTop10 page on the Beacon's homepage.
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