Chris McGuthrie, Mount St. Mary’s
Silver Spring, MD/Spring Brook
Basketball • 1992-96
One of the iconic NEC players of the 1990s, Chris McGuthrie is still fondly remembered in Mount St. Mary’s circles to this day both for his unlimited shooting range and his role in establishing in establishing the Mountaineers as a force in the conference.
He began his career as a star and ended it four years later as a Mount legend.
It all started in 1992, when McGuthrie arrived in Emmitsburg and served notice to the rest of the conference by averaging 19.8 ppg and 5.1 apg en route to NEC Rookie of the Year and second team All-NEC honors.
From there he would go on to earn All-NEC honors in all four of his years, including first team accolades in his junior and senior seasons. He remains the only four-time All-Conference award winner in league history.
McGuthrie poured in 19.7 ppg as a junior in 1994-95 to rank third in the NEC in scoring and help lead the Mount to its first-ever NEC title with a 69-62 win at Rider. He would go on to score 20 points against Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The sharpshooter from Silver Spring, MD became the Mount’s first NEC Player of the Year in his senior campaign. He topped the NEC in scoring with 22.3 ppg and a school record 102 three-pointers, and helped spark a 14-game win streak to close out the 1995-96 regular season. The Mountaineers won a school record 21 games - a mark that still stands - and earned a berth in the Postseason NIT. In perhaps his signature game, McGuthrie scored 37 points, including eight three-pointers, in the team’s 71-69 win over No. 21 Georgia Tech on December 18, 1995
McGuthrie closed out his star-studded career with 2,297 points and 300 three-pointers, both of which rank third on the NEC’s all-time list. He holds the Mount record for triples and is the second-leading scorer in program history. McGuthrie, who averaged 20.0 ppg for his career, is also eighth in school history with 426 assists and sixth with 202 steals.
Following graduation, he spent 10 years playing professionally overseas and was named MVP of the Dutch Basketball League for the 2000–01 season.
McGuthrie was inducted into the Mount Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and in 2017 became the fifth Mountaineer to have his uniform number retired by the school.