FAIRFIELD, Conn. – 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 first NEC weekly honor and he is the second freshman to receive the award as Koreem Ozier also earned the accolade earlier this season.
Coming off the bench, Parker dished for 9.0 assists per game, while also contributing 7.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per outing in a 2-1 week for the Pioneers. He shot 50.0 percent from three-point territory and 84.6 percent from the line.
Parker became the first NEC freshman in over a year to register a points/assists double-double with 12 points and 10 dimes in SHU's 98-89 win over Hartford last Tuesday. Parker also became the first Pioneer player to record a points and assists double-double since Phil Gaetano tallied 15 points and 10 assists against LIU Brooklyn on Feb. 28, 2015.
Parker followed that performance with 13 assists to go along with seven points and six boards in an eight-point loss at Boston College on Thursday. The 13 helpers were the fifth-most in a DI contest this season and his third double-digit assist game of the year. Parker, currently leads all DI freshman and ranks first in the NEC with 7.8 apg. He is fourth nationally in assists.
The Pioneers will be back in action on Monday, Dec. 10, when the Pioneers travel to take on Dartmouth at noon.