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MAC Basketball Top 25 - #8, Will Regan, Buffalo Forward

Will Regan is Buffalo's prodigal son. He walked away from WQestern New York so start his college career but has returned to become on of the best players in the region and an All MAC scoring threat.

Will Regan

#2 / Forward / Buffalo Bulls
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230

As a four-year letter winner at The Nichols School Regan was named the 2010 New York State Class A Player of the Year and a Two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year. Only seven players have ever been honored twice as the Buffalo News Player of the year. Among those players are Christian Laettner, Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris

Regan finished his prep career with a league record 2,008 points, and added 1,360 rebounds.

So it was with a sad heart that UB fans saw Regan decide to forgo his home town team and take a scholarship offer from Virginia and the ACC.

As a true freshman for the Cavaliers Regan played in 20 games. He averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebound per game. When the season was over Regan decided to move back to Western New York and was re-recruited hard by Buffalo of the Mid American Conference and Niagara of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Buffalo Coach Reggie Witherspoon quickly locked down Regan

"He's a terrific student. He compliments the things that we like to do. It's a good fit for both parties and we are really excited to have him home again." -- Reggie Witherspoon

After sitting out the 2011 season with his red shirt Regan joined the Bulls on the court last season.

Regan was key in Buffalo's win over Big 4 rival and MAAC regular season champion Niagara. He scored a season high 26 points and brought down eight boards.

As the season wound down and Bulls shifted from doormat to competitor it was Regan who helped lead the charge. He scored 14 or more points points in six of the final seven games of the season. When Buffalo defeated a nationally ranked Akron team Regan scored 16 points with seven rebounds and he had a season high three blocks.

But his best game of the season was in the second round of the Mid American Conference tournament. The sophomore poured on 25 second half points against Ball State in Buffalo's upset win. Overall Regan scored 36 points against the Cards, which is the eighth most by any MAC player in the tournament's history and the most ever by a UB player.

With the coaching change Buffalo will be implementing a new look but Bobby Hurley has been Bullish on Regan's role. During interviews this summer Hurley praised Regan's basketball IQ and said he is the perfect player to help stretch the floor so that teams can't focus only on Javon McCrea.