The fans behind me at the games will have to find someone new to pick on. The big 7-foot center from Archbishop Spalding played his final game with the Mount, when the Mounties fell in their first-round game of the NCAA tournament to North Carolina.
The truth is statistically Loughry won't be missed too much. During the Mount's run to the NEC title, the big guy rarely got off the bench. He spent much of his career there and never was a fixture in Milan Brown's lineup.
Still, I for one am going to miss the big guy. Because despite the fact that he didn't play much, we never saw Jason sulk about it. Instead, he supported his teammates and he tried his best when he got in the game. He had a little soft jump shot and some touch around the rim, but his ability never caught up with his size.
Congratulations Jason Loughry on being a Mountaineer for four years and being a part of the 2008 NEC champions.