Freshman guard Marcquise Reed of the Robert Morris University men’s basketball team was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time Monday.
Reed garners the honor after averaging 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 50 percent (17-for-34) from the field, including 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from beyond the arc, in a pair of games last week.
Reed is just the third student-athlete in program history to garner at least four NEC Rookie of the Week accolades, joining former guards Jeremy Chappell (2005-09) and Karon Abraham (2009-11). Abraham was honored four times during the 2009-10 campaign, while Chappell won the award five times during his rookie season in 2005-06.
In a 68-63 setback to St. Francis Brooklyn (1/16/15) at the Charles L. Sewall Center, Reed led the Colonials with 18 points while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists.
Two days later in an 85-65 victory over Sacred Heart (1/18/15), Reed again RMU in scoring by tying a career high with 24 points while also establishing personal bests in rebounds (6) and assists (5). He shot 10-for-16 from the floor against the Pioneers, including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc, and also finished 2-for-3 at the free-throw line.
On the 2014-15 campaign, Reed leads Robert Morris and ranks sixth in the NEC in scoring at 14.4 points per game. He also ranks second in the circuit in steals (1.89 per game), fifth in field goal percentage (.516) and 17th in assists (1.94 per game).
Against NEC foes, Reed has averaged 16.7 points, which ranks third in the league. Over his last 11 games, Reed has scored in double figures in 10 contests while averaging 17.0 points per game.
Led by fifth-year head coach Andrew Toole, RMU opens a two-game road trip Thursday, Jan. 22, with a 7:00 p.m. tip against Mount St. Mary’s at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, Md. -by RMU PR staff