Mount St. Mary's freshman guard Julian Norfleet (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown) has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week. Norfleet averaged 11.5 points last week, including a season-high 16 points in the Mount's 68-62 overtime win against Savannah State.
In a 69-59 loss at Cincinnat last Monday, Nofleet drilled a three-pointer with 59 seconds left to pull the Mount withing 62-58. He finished the game with seven points, six rebounds and three assists.
In the Mount's 68-62 overtime win over Savannah State, Norfleet's clutch shooting down the stretch helped the Mount rally from a seven-point deficit. Trailing 41-34 with eight minutes left, Norfleet hit a pair of three-pointers in a 12-0 run that helped the Mount regain the lead. After Savannah State rallied to send the game into overtime, Norfleet connected for a three-pointer 21 seconds into the extra session to give the Mountaineers the lead for good. He finished the game with a season-high 16 points, including a 5-for-10 mark from beyond the arc.
Norfleet is second on the team in scoring at 12.7 points per game.
He is the first Mountaineer to earn NEC Rookie of the Week honors since Shawn Atupem won the weekly award on Feb. 18, 2008.