With 4 points in his first NBA game, Christian Eyenga now ranks tied for 284th in career scoring in Cavaliers History. Here’s the company he recently joined:
280. Kent Benson (1987-88) 5
Butch Graves (1984-85) 5
Geoff Crompton (1983-84) 5
Melvin Bennett (1981-82) 5
284. Christian Eyenga (2010-11) 4
Trey Johnson (2008-09) 4
Cedric Simmons (2007-08) 4
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (2003-04) 4
288. Lance Allred (2007-08) 3
So with those four points against Dallas (2 of 6 from the field in 15 minutes of action), Eyenga passed the following players:
3 points – Lance Allred (288th);
2 points – Demetris Nichols, Kaniel Dickens, Kannard Johnson, Benoit Benjamin, Jerome Whitehead, Gary Voce (289th)
1 point – Cedric Jackson (295th)
Also a quick FYI, seven players have logged playing time for the Cavaliers without scoring. They are the following players:
Pete Chilcutt, Jelani McCoy, Martynas Andriuskevicius, Eric Fernsten, Coby Karl, Litterial Green and Larry Robinson.
I am going to track Eyenga as he soars (hopefully) through the Cavalier scoring ranks in his career. It will be fun to watch the names he passes, especially here in the beginning.
Who can forget the great contributions from big Ruben Boumtje Boumtje in the 2003-04 season?
In addition to the 4 career points, you may have forgot that Boumtje Boumtje also contributed 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in his 9 game Cavalier career.
Check back for further updates in the Christian Eyenga Points Tracker Series