Gary Hawkins, a sportswriter for the Kennebec Journal, recently spoke with Bentley senior guard Sam Leclerc, whose career recently drew to a close. Here's his article, which appeared in the March 13 edition of the paper and online at: http://www.kjonline.com/sports/basketball-still-on-leclercs-mind_2012-03-11.html
A week after his final college basketball game, Sam Leclerc was back in the gym working on his game. It's a routine he began early in his high school career at Winthrop and old habits die hard.
"I'm going to work out and keep playing," he said. "I want to keep my options open."
Leclerc's second and final season at Division II Bentley University ended with a 78-65 loss to Assumption in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference tournament. He's still processing that result and his basketball career.
"It's a much different feeling than I had anticipated," he said. "I don't think it's set in still."
Leclerc was the only returning starter from a team that reached the Division II Sweet Sixteen last season. The Falcons struggled some this season, finishing at 15-11, but it wasn't because of Leclerc, who was named first team All NE-10.
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