EWU retired Rodney Stuckey's jersey at a ceremony in his honor during Sunday's game against Weber State
CHENEY, Wash. - It's not every day Eastern Washington University sends one of its players to the NBA, which is why the school made a big deal of retiring the number worn by former Eagle Rodney Stuckey.
The school retired Stuckey's No. 3 jersey Sunday during the game against Weber State. The new starting point guard for the Detroit Pistons took a day away from his current team to attend the event held in his honor.
"I always feel good to come to something like this," said Stuckey. "I had my high school jersey retired this past year too, so it's a blessing to have something like this, because a lot of people don't get to go through these kind of things."
During his two years in Cheney, Stuckey averaged 24.4 points per game before being drafted 15th overall by the Pistons.
As a Piston, Stuckey is averaging more than 13 points and 5.2 assists oer game. He's averaged nearly 19 points a game since being inserted into the starting lineup last month.
Stuckey is the first player in EWU history to have his jersey retired.