BILLINGS RATED TOP PLAYER IN THE WORLD
1/1/13 11:00 PM
Hamilton Nationals attackman Garrett Billings has another lacrosse career away from the outdoor turf of McMaster University. He also stars for the nearby Toronto Rock and was recently ranked the best player in the National Lacrosse League by ILindoor.com.
The leading indoor lacrosse website completed their countdown of the top 40 players in the game. Scoring 114 points on 32 goals and 82 assists, Billings went from the 29th spot to No. 1.
“The superlatives are plenty for Billings and the way he generates offense for himself and those around him,” wrote Bob Chavez of ILindoor.com. “But if ever there were a case of the numbers speaking for themselves, then this is a prime example. And with the trajectory his game appears to be on, Billings has plenty left to say in the years to come.”
Billings has been a scoring machine since he broke into the NLL in 2010. He collected 83 points as a rookie and followed that up with 75 points in 2011. In 2012, he reached a new level by breaking the NLL’s single-season assist record and finishing with the second most points in single-season league history.
In the summer of 2012, Billings also had a breakout season in Major League Lacrosse. He notched 14 goals and 12 assists (26 points) for the Hamilton Nationals. The right-handed forward out of Langley, BC, also excelled for the WLA’s Langley Thunder. In just six games in the regular season, he recorded 30 points before piling up 31 points in nine playoff games. In six games at the Mann Cup Finals against Peterborough, he had 32 points to lead the Thunder.