RICHMOND, Va. – University of Delaware freshman guard Ryan Allen was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Allen (Bowie, Md./DeMatha) averaged 13.5 points during the Blue Hens’ two games last week, and has reached double figures in three straight contests.

Allen made his first career start last Monday vs. Yale, scoring 16 points and hitting all six of his free throw attempts. He then added 11 points and three rebounds Friday at Navy. Allen added an assist and a steal vs. the Midshipmen, and played all but nine minutes during the week.

Allen currently ranks fourth on the team by averaging 11.6 points per game, and has hit nine of his 11 free throw attempts on the year.

Allen and the Blue Hens host Buffalo on Wednesday and ninth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday in a pair of 7 p.m. games at the Bob Carpenter Center.

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