NORFOLK, VA - Alphonso Leary has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.
A 6-8, 190-pound freshman center from Norfolk, VA, Leary totaled 30 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, picked up three steals and blocked two shots in games against Bethune-Cookman and Maryland Eastern Shore this past week.
Against the Wildcats, Leary shot 70 percent (7 of 10) from the field en route to a career-high 21 points. He also connected on 7 of 12 from the free throw line while adding two assists, a block and a steal.
It marked the second straight week that Leary, a strong candidate for the MEAC All-Rookie team, has been so honored. He currently leads the team in blocks and is second in rebounding.
Mike Phillips and Kyle Riley were cited under Other Top Performances for their contributions during the week. Phillips, a 6-7 sophomore forward from Fredricksburg, VA, averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while Riley combined for 15 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals.