Dec. 13, 2011
BALTIMORE - A day after earning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week laurels, Loyola University Maryland sophomore guard Dylon Cormier (Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons High School) was named the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight Player of the Week.
The spotlight is a national effort, developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, to promote men's and women's basketball at the 28 Jesuit Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States. Each week, the spotlight honors one men's and one women's student-athlete as its player of the week.
Last week, Cormier helped the Greyhounds continue their school Division I record start. They improved to 8-1 this season with victories at George Washington University and Mount St. Mary's University.
Cormier scored a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds in a 65-55 victory against the Atlantic 10 Conference's George Washington.
Cormier made 7-of-13 field goals and finished 10-of-13 at the free-throw line, eclipsing his career-best of 22 that he set just four days prior in a MAAC victory at Siena. His nine rebounds were also the most of his career, and he led the Greyhounds with four assists.
He followed that performance with 15 points as Loyola defeated Mount St. Mary's University, 65-54, on Saturday in Emmitsburg, Md. Twelve of his points came in the first half as he scored the Greyhounds' first seven points and 10 of their initial 14.
This season, Cormier leads the Greyhounds in scoring (17.9 points per game), 3-point field goal percentage (.452) and steals (1.9). He is also averaging 5.0 rebounds in nine games.
Cormier and the Greyhounds are off this week for final exams at Loyola, but they will resume competition on Sunday, December 18, at 2:30 p.m. when they travel to Olean, N.Y., for a game at St. Bonaventure University.