When Oakland point guard Kay Felder found teammate Nick Daniels for a 3-pointer Thursday with 11:11 remaining in the second half, he set a new Horizon League record for career assists.
Felder, a 5-foot-9 junior, now has 703 assists after finishing with 12 dimes in a loss to Milwaukee. The dish for Daniels’ 3-pointer put him ahead of former Xavier guard Ralph Lee, whose record of 699 assists stood since 1986.
With the rest of this year plus his entire senior year remaining, Felder’s career total will almost surely leave Hill’s mark in the dust.
In addition to this milestone, Felder has a chance to become the first player in Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and assists per game. He currently ranks No. 1 with 9.2 apg and No. 3 with 24.6 ppg.
The 5-foot-9 guard is also a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list.