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The Citadel to honor Regan Truesdale’s basketball jersey

Charleston, S.C. –  Regan Truesdale, a two-time Southern Conference player of the year and The Citadel's all-time leading scorer, will have his jersey honored during halftime of the Bulldogs' home game with Furman on Jan. 23.

It marks only the second time in The Citadel's 109 years of basketball that a jersey has been honored as the military college recognized "Blitz Kids" favorite Art Musselman last year.

The recipient of the 1984 and 1985 Malcolm U. Pitt Award that signifies the league's player of the year, Truesdale is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,661 points.  The two-time first team All-SoCon selection (1984 and 1985), Truesdale continues to hold the school record for points in a season (624), made field goals in a career (638) and season (242), field goals attempted for a game (32) and season (477), and  free throws made in a game (22). His 688 career rebounds remains the fifth-best effort in Citadel history.  

Also, only seven times in Citadel history has a player averaged more than 20 points a game and Truesdale did it twice (22.0 in 1984 and 21.5 in 1985).  He is the only player in school history to record 600-plus points in a season (624 in 1985 and 617 in 1984), and twice led the team in scoring (22.0 in 1984 and 21.5 in 1985).  

Truesdale twice led the team in field goal percentage (53.2% in 1983 and 51.1% in 1985), and led the team in rebounding three times (6.1 in 1983, 8.1 in 1984 and 8.7 in 1985).

He was a member of Les Robinson-coached teams that won 23 consecutive games in McAlister Field House, and was a member of the 1985 team that went 18-11 and won a game in the Southern Conference Tournament (over Appalachian State).

 Truesdale was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.


Courtesy:  The Citadel Sports Information

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