February 8, 2016
Former Slam guard Linton inducted into Saint Martins Hall of Fame
Former Bellingham Slam guard Jake Linton earned a prestigious honor as he was inducted into the Saint Martins Athletic Hall of Fame during the universitys homecoming festivities on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Linton competed for the Slam during the 2009 International Basketball League season following an outstanding four-year career at Saint Martins.
With the Saints, Linton finished his collegiate career as the schools all-time scoring leader and still ranks fourth on the Great Northwest Athletic Conferences career scoring list with 2,044 points. During his senior season, Linton averaged 23.0 points and 4.9 assists per game and also set a new NCAA mark for career free-throw accuracy by shooting 92.4 percent, a record which had been previously held by Dukes J.J. Redick.
Linton joined the Slam as they were coming off their first IBL championship following the 2008 season. He continued his prolific shooting at the pro level, leading the Slam that season in both three-point makes (54) and percentage (47.8%). The Slam finished the 2009 season with a 17-5 record and reached the semi-finals of the IBL playoffs.
Linton was one of several former Saint Martins standouts to take their talents north to Bellingham. Guard Brandon Hartley, forward Jeremy Green and center Blake Poole have all suited up for the Slam over the years following collegiate careers with the Saints.