Nov. 19, 2012
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland redshirt freshman guard Tyler Hubbard (Mitchelville, Md./Montrose Christian High School) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday after helping the Greyhounds win three games and capture the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament title last week.
Hubbard averaged 10.3 points per game and scored a high of 17 last Wednesday in the Greyhounds' victory over UMBC. He entered the the game against the Retrievers and sparked a first-half Loyola run with 14 points before the break. In all, he made 6-of-7 shots and 4-of-5 from behind the arc against UMBC.
On Saturday afternoon in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Hubbard went for 11 points against Norfolk State, making three from behind the arc. He then scored just three, but was a part of critical defensive stops down the stretch, in the win over Albany to secure the tournament title.
In all, Hubbard averaged 10.3 points and an assist per game in the Greyhounds' wins. He shot .667 (12-of-15) from the field and the same (.667, 8-of-12) from 3-point range. Earlier this season, Hubbard became the first Loyola player to make his collegiate debut and score 10 or more points since 2005 when he tallied 11 in the season opener against Binghamton.
The award is the first of Hubbard's career and the first of the season for a Loyola player. The Greyhounds, who are 4-1, after playing five games in 10 days, return to action on Friday, November 23, when they take on the University of Rhode Island on the Rams' home floor in a 7 p.m. tip.