Patrick Manifold (Sr./ Great Yarmouth, UK) scored his thousandth point last week against University of Maine at Augusta. The point came on a dunk, after which Coach Jim Casciano had the game stopped and told the confused Manifold of his accomplishment.
"The moments after I scored my 1000th point was one of the best feelings I've ever had playing the game of basketball. My teammates, coaches and loved ones made it really special. I've been told it's quite rare to get 1000+ points and 500+ rebounds in American college basketball so I feel very grateful for the opportunity to have achieved this. I want to thank all of my teammates and coaches from the last 4 years for all of their support, I could not have done it without them," said Manifold when asked about the accomplishment.
“It is a tremendous accomplishment for Patrick to reach the 1,000 point plateau because of all of the time and effort he has put into his game. Before he leaves UMPI he will become one of the best players to have ever played at UMPI. When I think about Patrick I think about his maturity, dedication, work ethic, and concern for others. Patrick embodies all of the qualities that you want in a student-athlete. He is a great representative of Owls’ basketball,” said Coach Casciano when asked about Patrick and his accomplishments as a player and person.
It is important to note that Patrick Manifold is not just an athlete, but a philanthropist and a student. Over the summer Patrick hosted a Basketball tournament at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival. The Clifftop Charity Basketball tournament has taken place at the festival over the past 4 years and this year was its biggest success yet. Pat’s tournament attracted 12 teams and raised the most money in its history.
The Tournament donated to:
Nurses and staff of the ‘Intensive Care Unit’ at the James Paget Hospital; Where CCB 2012 donated money to help with patient care.
A full link to the tournament and charity can be found at Clifftop Charity Basketball.
This week’s home game against Eastern Maine Community College will see a small ceremony before the game for the home fans to congratulate Pat on his accomplishments.