Friday, February 25, 2011

Harlem Globetrotter Ron Christy returns to Connecticut roots

Ron Christy is back.

One of the best athletes in Post University history, Christy has returned to his Connecticut roots as the new basketball coordinator for the Westport Weston Family Y.

Christy set several Post men's basketball records that still stand today and will likely hold up for some time. He holds the record for most single season points with 827 (2003-2004), highest average points per game with 27.2 (2002-2003), is the all-time scoring leader, and lists near the top of several Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference categories.

After college, Christy played professionally for five years in Europe and Saudi Arabia before joining the Harlem Globetrotters from 2008 to 2009.

Now, Christy has returned to Connecticut, giving back to the sport he loves by teaching kids about the game of basketball.

Westport News got the inside scoop on where Christy's at today in an interview with the basketball star this week. Flip over to their Q&A to learn about the ride Christy's had with a career spanning college hoops, pro ball, and now coaching.