BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland freshman guard Andre Walker was named the Anaconda Sports Patriot League Rookie of the Week after averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his first two collegiate outings.
Walker led all players in scoring in the Greyhounds' season-opener at the Big XII Conference's Texas Tech University, tallying 17 points while going 8-of-8 from the free-throw line versus the Red Raiders.
He then finished Sunday's game against Cornell University with 11 points, six rebounds and team highs of three assists and two steals. Walker tied for the team-lead with 32 minutes played in Loyola's 76-71 win over the Big Red, a team that had defeated George Mason University on Friday night.
Walker was a combined 12-of-12 from the free-throw line in the two games. The 17-point performance at Texas Tech was the best mark for a Loyola true freshman since Justin Drummond scored 22 against Canisus College on February 13, 2011. Walker is also the first Greyhound to score 15 points or more in the first regular-season game since Freddie Stanback had 15 in 2004.
The award is the first Rookie of the Week award for a Loyola player since the Greyhounds joined the Patriot League last season.
Walker and the Greyhounds will be back in action Wednesday night at 8 o'clock when they host UMBC in a game that will be televised on MASN and the Patriot League Network.