When the heat is on, don’t stop shooting. That was graduate transfer Omari Grier's philosophy in a career game for Rutgers Monday against UMass Lowell.
Grier exploded in his seventh straight start six consecutive three-pointers and a 22-point showing. The lone scholarship player from New Jersey, Grier gave the fans plenty about which to cheer in the team’s second straight victory.
“I’ve just been working so hard,” Grier said. “As the season has gone on, I just needed to be a little bit more assertive and a little bit more aggressive than I have been in past games. I would get shots and I feel like a lot of times I would pass them up.”
Grier, who scored 33 points last season for Bradley against UT-Arlington put up his best game as a Scarlet Knight and shot 73 percent from the floor and 86 percent from long range.
“That’s what I’m really here for,” Grier said. “It’s to score and shoot so I felt like I had it going tonight and I just want to continue that from here on out.”