It’s no secret that Darius McGhee is one of the best scorers in the country. He currently ranks No. 7 nationally with 21.3 points per game. The 5’9″ senior guard currently ranks No. 14 on Liberty’s all-time scoring list, just how high could he reach before his career is over?
McGhee already surpassed Ryan Kemrite earlier this season to become the program’s all-time leader in career three pointers made. Now, he has set his sights among some of the all-time greats at the top of Liberty’s career scoring list. Here’s a look at the current scoring list with McGhee at No. 14:
With last year’s season not counting against his eligibility, there is a possibility that McGhee could come back for one more season, though he could also elect to pursue professional opportunities. For purposes of this discussion, we will assume that this is McGhee’s final season with the Flames.
The reigning ASUN Player of the Year, is currently averaging 21.3 points per game. Liberty has 14 regular season games remaining and will play at least one ASUN Tournament game. If McGhee averages 21.3 points per game over those 15 guaranteed games, he will score 319 points, which would bring his career total to 1,733 points. Here’s a look at where McGhee would stand at that point:
That would put McGhee at 1,733 career points and No. 7 on Liberty’s all-time scoring list. He would also rank third among players that competed their entire time with Liberty at the Division I level behind Larry Blair and Anthony Smith.
The Flames certainly hope to advance past the first round of the ASUN Tournament. If Liberty gets to the ASUN Tournament final and then plays one additional game past that, the Flames would play 19 games the rest of the way. At McGhee’s current scoring pace, he would score 405 points in those games and would bring him to a career total of 1,819 points.
That’s probably about as high as he could get, as to reach 4th place he’d have to average close to 30 points per game the rest of the way.
Regardless of how high he finishes on the Flames’ all-time scoring list, McGhee will go down as one of the greatest players of all time in Liberty program history.