FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University men's basketball freshman guard Cameron Parker was named the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
This is Parker's second NEC weekly honor and the third Rookie of the Week award for the team as Koreem Ozier also earned the accolade earlier this season.
Parker came off the bench to dish for a team-best seven assists, to go along with six points, three rebounds and a pair of steals in a setback at Dartmouth last Monday. Parker, who hit 3-5 from the floor, sparked SHU's second half comeback, assisting on four buckets in a 3:30 span that help the Pioneers slice a 14-point deficit to six with 3:31 to play. The Beaverton, OR. native leads the NEC and ranks fourth nationally with 7.7 apg on the year. Parker is looking to become the first NEC freshman to lead the league in assists since LIU Brooklyn's Jason Brickman finished with 5.5 apg back in the 2010-11 campaign.
The Pioneers will be back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 19, when the Pioneers travel to take on Seton Hall on FS2 at 6:30 p.m.