Nov. 22, 2010
Edison, N.J. - Loyola freshman guard Dylon Cormier (Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons HS) has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week it was announced today by the conference office. This is the first time that the first-year player has been feted by the MAAC.
Cormier has started all three Loyola games at point guard. Last week, he led the team in scoring in one win and rebounding in the other as the Greyhounds swept a pair of home contests. For the week, he averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent (8-16) from the field.
In Wednesday's 83-72 win over UMBC, he scored a career- and team-high 20 points while grabbing five rebounds. He missed one two-point shot, one three-point shot and one free throw in getting to the 20-point plateau. Sunday, in the 73-59 victory over Dartmouth, he corralled a career- and game-best eight rebounds and chipped in with nine points.
The 20 points were the most by a freshman since teammate Robert Olson hit on that number in a home win over Marist and the eight rebounds were the most for a Greyhounds point guard since teammate Brian Rudolph grabbed that many in a February 2008 win over UC Davis. He joins those two players and Anthony Winbush as current Greyhounds who have been named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Each of the previous three were named to the MAAC All-Rookie team at season's end.
The conference's Player of the Week awards were shared by Rider's Justin Robinson and Clarence Jackson of Siena.
Loyola returns to action Wednesday night with the first road contest of the season, a 7 o'clock affair at the University of Vermont. The Greyhounds are back in Reitz Arena on Thursday, December 2, when it opens conference play by hosting Saint Peter's at 7:00 p.m.