Hasbrouck "more like himself"
Since he laid a goose egg against Pitt, he is averaging 13.6 points per game and on Friday he passed former teammate Michael Haddix ('07) and moved into sixth on the school's all-time scoring list.
Hasbrouck currently sits at 1,605 points.
"It's another accomplishment," said Hasbrouck, who didn't know about it until he was told. "I just want to do whatever I can do to win."
Hasbrouck said that he probably wouldn't have passed Haddix if not for the injuries Haddix sustained.
"He missed a year and a half, so he probably would have had 2,000 some points, which I'm probably not going to reach," Hasbrouck said.
Hasbrouck was the preseason Player of the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and his leadership has far surpassed what he contributes in the score sheet.
"You're seeing him be more like himself," Siena coach Fran McCaffery said. "For our team to accomplish what we set out to accomplish, we need that."
Hasbrouck said that some of the things Rider said in the preseason are hung up in the Siena locker room at the ARC and they still felt like they had something to prove.
One in particular gave Hasbrouck a nice chuckle.
Sophomore Mike Ringgold said something to the effect of Jason Thompson, who was the 12th selection and is now playing the NBA, made Rider a worse defensive team.
"I was baffled by the one where they said Jason Thompson made them a bad defensive team," Hasbrouck said. "That was hilarious to me.”
Just to remind you, Thompson was the league's Defensive Player of the Year during his junior and senior seasons.
Freshman Kyle Downey was one of five Siena players in double figures with 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting in 11 minutes.
Downey has continued to impress in his rookie campaign and drew these words from McCaffery following Friday's game.
"He doesn't play like a freshman," McCaffery said. "He just doesn't."
McCaffery said it will be even more important for Downey, sophomore Clarence Jackson and freshman Owen Wignot to continue to play well if they want to play a smaller lineup because they are thin up front with Josh Duell and Cory Magee out with injuries.