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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Player, Rookie of the Week

Meant to post this earlier, but never got around to it.

Below is the MAAC's release announcing that Rider's Mike Ringgold and Fairfield's Derek Needham were named Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the first week of the year.

The MAAC also announced a multi-year deal with ESPN that will run through 2012.

MAAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIKE RINGGOLD, RIDER
Junior, Forward, 6-7, 215, Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic

Ringgold, a junior forward, scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Broncs to an 88-74 win at #18 Mississippi State. He also tallied one assist and one block while connecting on 52.6 percent of his attempts from the field (10-19). Rider led, 44-42, at the half, with 10 points from Ringgold.

MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

DEREK NEEDHAM, FAIRFIELD
Freshman, Guard, 5-11, 180, Dalton, Ill./De La Salle Institute

Needham, a freshman guard, led the team in scoring overall with 16.5 points per game and was tops with 10 assists and six steals over the two games. He tallied a team-high 19 points in the win against Fordham, and tallied 14 points in the Central Connecticut win despite playing only nine minutes in the second due to foul trouble. Defensively, he held A-10 preseason All-Rookie player Chris Gaston to six points after he tallied a double double in Fordham's season opener.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Stageroo said...

Needham is awesome, one of the announcers on the Comcast Sportnet Maryland stated last night by the time he is a senior he could be one of the best guards in the COUNTRY. They sure did their research on Needham.

November 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM 

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