Dear Mr. Greivis Vasquez,
Isn't it all so crazy how it came crashing down on you? Your great four years in the NCAA was ended in 6.6 seconds. All your hard work this season to become the best in your conference, in the league, and, for your team, the best in the nation came to an end at the hand of a replacement player averaging 5.2 points per game on the year. The loss hurt everyone in Maryland deeply. For me, it wasn't because we were eliminated from the tournament and from title contention; because I knew our chances of winning it were slim. However, it was the simple fact that I had just watched your last game.
You first stepped onto the court as a Maryland Terrapin on November 7th, 2006 against the Hampton Pirates. Do you remember that? I'm sure you do. The rout meant nothing on the season as the Terps won 102-75. But in historical context, you made it an iconic game. You only logged 19 minutes as a back-up to D.J. Strawberry, Mike Jones, and fellow freshman Eric Hayes at the three guard positions. In those 19 minutes, you scored twelve points, had four rebounds and three assists. You only were 2-7 from the field as I am sure the jitters took over your body. It takes a special player to get a game against Hampton mentioned close to four years after it first happened.