PAWTUCKET, R.I. – As one of the most talented players in the history of the men's basketball program, Tony Barros will become the first player to earn induction into the prestigious Hall of Fame on October 14 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine.
This reception will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the dinner and induction ceremony at 3 p.m. Tickets to the ceremony are available for $50 per person. Those unable to attend can watch the evening's festivities live on LittleEast.tv. Tickets and congratulatory program advertisements can be purchased online at http://mkt.com/LEC. The purchase deadline for program advertisements is August 31, 2018.
This year's Hall of Fame ceremony will mark the fifth in the history of the Little East Conference. Also earning induction into the hall will be Dr. C. Robert Miller (Eastern Connecticut State women's basketball coach), Warren Preti (UMass Dartmouth men's and women's tennis coach), Richard Myers (Western Connecticut State volleyball coach) and seven former student-athletes.
Barros was a three-time All-LEC performer during his four seasons on the harbor campus, and was named the 2006 Player of the Year after leading the Beacons to their first-ever conference title. That same season, Barros collected First Team All-District accolades by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Barros finished his collegiate career second on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,923 career points, and to-date remains the program record-holder in 15 categories. Among the records he holds are most points in a game (48 at Western Connecticut, February 20, 2007), and a season (634, 2006-07), career 3-point field goals made (326), 3-point field goals made in a season (95, 2005-06) and free throws made in a game (17 vs. Plymouth State, January 9, 2007).