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Brian Ehlers

Basketball (Inducted: 2010-11)


Brian  Ehlers

Ehlers is one of two former men's basketball players who earned an induction into the Hall of Fame this November. A four-year member of the team, Ehlers was a two-time Patriot League Player of the Year and was an All-League selection every season he donned the Maroon and White. He currently stands as the third all-time leading scorer in Leopard history with 1,836 points to his name, a mark that also places him fourth all-time in Patriot League history. Ehlers is also second all-time at Lafayette in career free throws (456) and ninth in assists (307).

An integral part of three Patriot League Tournament championship teams, two of which earned automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament, Ehlers earned 1998-99 Patriot League Tournament MVP honors. His 31 points against Navy in the 1998 championship game still stand as the most in a single championship game in league history.

Following graduation he spent time with the USBL's Long Island Surf before playing with the Newcastle Eagles of the British Basketball League where Ehlers led the league in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage. He also averaged 20 points per game while playing for the Budapest MAFC of the Hungarian A League.

Ehlers currently resides in his hometown of Bay Shore, N.Y. with his wife, Jamie, and two children Emily and Matthew. He has been working as a police officer and led his precinct basketball squad to an undefeated season.