February 11, 2013

Men’s Basketball Sweeps Patriot League Weekly Honors; Reed Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO

American University men’s basketball racked up its first Patriot League weekly honors of the season on Monday as the Eagles swept the conference awards with sophomore John Schoof garnering Player of the Week recognition while freshman Jesse Reed was named the Rookie of the Week as well as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by GEICO.

In American’s 70-55 win over Colgate on Saturday at Bender Arena, Schoof was locked in, scoring 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting. The second-year sharpshooter knocked down 5-of-8 from long range and continues to lead the Patriot League in 3-point percentage (.509) and treys per game (2.4).

Schoof, who was a two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week last season, earns his first ever conference Player of the Week honor.

Reed played a key part in getting the Eagles back to .500 (4-4) in Patriot League play. As AU’s “Sixth-Man,” he was one of five players to score in double-figures, finishing with 10 points. He also added five rebounds and two 3-pointers. His two shots from downtown tied a career high, while his three offensive boards were also a career best mark.

This is the first time Reed has been tabbed as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week and AU Student-Athlete of the Week.

The Eagles have a midweek, road matchup with Lehigh on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., before returning to Bender Arena next Sunday, February 17, for American's second-to-last home game. AU will take on Holy Cross at noon in a game aired live on the CBS Sports Network. Tickets are still available to this game and to all AU home games by clicking here or by calling (202) 885-TIXX.