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Men's Basketball Players Share Business

While the Eagles men's basketball season is over, the senior players can look forward to commencement in May, where all five of them will earn a bachelor's degree from Kogod.

The Eagles concluded the regular season with a 20-11 record and a 10-4 mark in the Patriot League. This is only the 13th team in AU's history to win at least 20 games, and the fourth in the last five years. The team will play in the Postseason Tournament, and are scheduled to host Buffalo on March 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Read below to learn more about their success and their plans for the future, or visit



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Troy Brewer, BSBA '12

Troy scored 644 career points in his two-year career at American and ranks ninth all-time at AU for three-pointers made. He also shot 38.4 percent from beyond the arc in his career with the Eagles, which ranked 12th all-time.

"I chose to major in business because I always heard how good the business school at American University is," Troy said. "One day I would like to have own my own business."

Riley Grafft, BSBA '12

Riley notched a career-high 21 points against Howard earlier this year. He owned a 60.6 field goal percentage this season.


He's looking to get into real estate after graduation. "I have become very interested in real estate, since both my dad and brother are involved in it," Riley said.


Joe Hill, BSBA '12

Joe appeared in 58 career games, with three starts. He's a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.


"I chose to specialize in finance because I've been around business my entire life," Joe said, citing an interest in the commercial real estate field. "I had an internship at a small real estate firm this past summer in the D.C. area and I really enjoyed it."

Charles Hinkle, BSBA '12

A transfer student, Charles became an Eagle in early 2010, though he was not eligible to compete until after the Fall 2010 semester. The move paid off: he led the Eagles in scoring 21 times this season, with a career-high of 32 points against St. Joseph's.


Charles ranks second in the Patriot League with 18.3 points per game, and was named First Team All-Patriot League at the end of the season.

Simon McCormack, BSBA '12

Simon had a 61.9 percent field goal percentage this season, and appeared in 94 games in total. After graduation, Simon hopes to pursue a job in sports marketing or sales.


"I decided to major in marketing because I thought that it gave me the best opportunity to potentially work within the sports industry," he said. "Marketing also is appealing to me because you get to be creative and work with people."