University of Delaware Senior Guard Devon Saddler Named CAA Menís Basketball Player of the Week
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware senior guard Devon Saddler was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday following a pair of outstanding performances during the Blue Hens’ two conference victories last week.
Saddler, a native of Aberdeen, Md. (Aberdeen HS), averaged 24.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on the week, leading the Blue Hens to an 86-79 win over Hofstra on Wednesday and a 78-74 triumph at James Madison on Saturday. He went 15 of 29 (51.7%) from the field during the two contests, knocked down 6 of 11 three-point attempts, and was 13 of 6 from the foul line.
Saddler scored a game-high 24 points vs. the Pride, going 8 of 16 from the field including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. He also had four rebounds and an assist while playing 33 minutes during the triumph over Hofstra. He again led all scorers in Harrisonburg, pouring in 25 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the floor while knocking down 9 of 10 foul shots.
Saddler is pacing the Blue Hens with 21.2 points per game this season, which would lead the CAA if he had played in enough games to qualify. He has now scored 1,882 career points which ranks fourth among active Division I players, and he needs 147 points to break the UD career scoring mark.
The CAA award is the second for Delaware this season, as Kyle Anderson was tabbed the league’s player of the week on Dec. 9.
Saddler and the Blue Hens, who have won four consecutive games, host William & Mary on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before traveling to Northeastern on Saturday at 12 noon.