Devon Saddler Earns Second Consecutive CAA Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week Award
February 14, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware freshman guard Devon Saddler earned his second consecutive Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week award on Monday following another outstanding two performances for the Blue Hens.
Saddler averaged 22 points and six rebounds in Delaware's two games last week, and went 8 of 11 from three-point range. The honor is the third of the season for Saddler, who was named the league's Co-Rookie of the Week on January 17 and Rookie of the Week last Monday.
Saddler led the Blue Hens with 19 points and connected on 4 of 5 shots from behind the arc during Wednesday's 84-74 double overtime loss to VCU, while adding five rebounds and three assists.
He then posted season-highs of 25 points and seven rebounds during Saturday's narrow 61-58 setback to Hofstra, leading Delaware in scoring for the seventh time in the last eight games. Saddler's 25 points are tied for the fourth most by a UD freshman in a game in school history.
Saddler, who is averaging 18 points during the last eight contests, is scoring a team-high 15.0 points while leading the Blue Hens with 43 assists during CAA games.
He currently ranks 10th in the conference with 3.1 assists per game, 13th with a 1.1 assist/turnover ratio, 14th a 46.5 field goal percentage, and 17th with 12.4 points per game.
Saddler and the Blue Hens take on Northeastern Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Matthews Arena.