De'Von Barnett Named NEC Basketball Rookie of the Week

FAIRFIELD, Conn – Freshman guard De'Von Barnett (Waldorf, MD) has been named this week's Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week.  Barnett played his first two games in a SHU uniform this week after missing Sacred Heart's first seven with an injury.

In Barnett's debut game Wednesday night, the 6'4'' wing put in 8 points on 4-6 shooting to help the Pioneers to a 73-59 victory over Hofstra. Barnett followed that up Saturday afternoon with 8 more points, to go along with 4 rebounds and two steals in Sacred Heart's 86-79 setback to Lafayette.  The Maryland native shot 57.1 percent from the floor in the two games, averaging 21 minutes per contest.

Barnett and the Pioneers are back in action this coming Sunday when they welcome the Hartford Hawks to town at 2:00 pm.