WASHINGTON — Freshman Sa'eed Nelson claimed his third Patriot League Men's Basketball The Rock Rookie of the Week award and was also named GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced on Monday.
Nelson finished the week averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals during a 0-2 week for the Eagles.
Against Bucknell, Nelson finished with 18 points and four rebounds to keep American close in a 68-60 loss to one of the League's two remaining unbeaten teams. Nelson shot 7-of-13 from the floor for 19 points, to go with eight rebounds and three assists in a 79-73 loss to Lehigh on Sunday.
He is second in the NCAA in minutes played (38:12) and fourth in the Patriot League in scoring (16.7 ppg) and first in steals (2.5 spg).
On the season, Nelson leads the team in scoring (16.7) and steals (36) and has reached double figures in 14 of 15 games.
American will travel to league-leader Boston U. on Wednesday and host Army West Point on CSN+ on Saturday at 2 p.m.