Mount St. Mary's freshman Kelvin Parker (York, Pa./William Penn) has been named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. Parker continued his hot play this past week by averaging 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a pair of games.
In a 64-51 victory over Saint Francis (PA) on Thursday, Parker poured in a career-high 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field and 4-for-7 from long distance. Two days later, the York, Pa., native was back to his old tricks, adding 17 points in a 67-62 setback to Robert Morris. A 6-3 guard, Parker shot 51.9 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from three-point range, making 7-of-14 shots for the week.
By scoring in double-figures in both games, Parker has now accomplished the feat in his last four straight, averaging 16.0 points over that span. On the season, he is the Mount's second-leading scorer at 8.7 ppg.
The last Mount player to earn NEC Rookie of the Week honors was Julian Norfleet, who was the Co-Rookie of the Week on Nov. 23, 2011. Overall, he is the 17th different Mount player to earn NEC Rookie of the Week since the Mount joined the conference in 1989-90.
The Mount returns to action on Wednesday when Wagner visits Knott Arena for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.