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Tony Wroblicky had 12 points and eight rebounds and Stephen Lumpkins scored 11 for the Eagles, who have lost five in a row.
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Stephen Lumpkins was willing to surrender a lot, and do it quickly, to chase a longtime dream.
Stephen Lumpkins plans to return to American University's basketball team after a missing a season while playing minor league baseball.
American's Tony Wroblicky was lounging in his room last June when the news arrived.
If a sense of continuity keeps you at ease, this year's American basketball team might make you squeamish. The Eagles' leading rebounder last year, Stephen Lumpkins, left school this summer to pursue a pro baseball career. Last year's leading assist man, Nick Hendra, graduated in May. And the team's best scorer, Vlad Moldoveanu, is busy forging a basketball career in Italy.
Earlier this month, Stephen Lumpkins became the first American University basketball player since 1990 to be drafted into the professional ranks. He just had to trade his basketball shoes for a baseball mitt in order to get there.
When Georgetown catcher Erick Fernandez was selected in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals last year, he decided to postpone his professional aspirations in favor of pursuing his degree in political economy. As luck would have it, the Nationals came calling again Tuesday in the 25th round.
'We've got practice from 4 to 6, when are we done?'
"Honestly, it was miserable," Lumpkins said. "That was something that was hard for me to deal with, going out there and experiencing failure. In my life and in my basketball career at American, I didn't fail a lot. I think going forward to now, it's helped me now that I'm back the second time."