Dec. 27, 2010
Edison, N.J. - Loyola freshman guard Justin Drummond (Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist HS) has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week it was announced today by the conference office. He is the first MAAC freshman to be honored on back-to-back weeks and first to be honored twice through the seventh week of selections.
Playing in just his third college game, Drummond led the Greyhounds in scoring for the second straight contest, netting 17 in Wednesday's loss at Howard. He shot six-of-10 from the floor, two-of-four from three-point range and three-of-four from the foul line. He added two rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal in a career-high 26 minutes.
In the game prior, the 6-4 freshman scored 21 points at No. 15 Georgetown after playing four scoreless minutes in his debut one week earlier. He scored 20 second-half points against the Hoyas and was acknowledged by the MAAC for the first time. For the season, he is averaging a team-high 12.7 points per outing while shooting 50.0 percent from the field (13-26), 41.7 percent from three (5-12) and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line (7-9).
This is the third straight week a Greyhounds men's basketball player has received a weekly honor from the conference office and the third time this season a Loyola freshman has been selected. Two weeks ago, junior forward Shane Walker was chosen as the MAAC Co-Player of the Week after recording a pair of double-doubles and freshman guard Dylon Cormier was selected as the Rookie of the Week on November 22 after scoring 20 points in a win over UMBC.
Rider's Novar Gadson received the MAAC Player of the Week honor, his first recognition this season.
The Greyhounds (4-7) wrap 2010 with a home game Tuesday night against Bucknell University at 7 o'clock in Reitz Arena. Following that game, Loyola returns to conference action by hosting Marist next Monday, also at 7:00 p.m.