Atlantic 10 Player & Rookie of the Week

    
December 5th, 2006

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dionte Christmas - Temple

Sophomore, Guard/Forward, 6-5 Philadelphia, PA

Averaged 23.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in three Temple games...began the week on Nov. 27 with a career-high 23 points to go with five rebounds and three steals against Buffalo...hit for another career-high when he scored 27 points and had five boards in a 77-54 win over Rutgers two nights later...closed the week with 20 points and four rebounds in a 74-49 win over Long Beach State on Dec. 2...shot 23-40 (.757) from the field, including 10-21 (.476) from three...was also 14-16 (.875) from the foul line...led Temple in scoring each game this past week.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Robert Mitchell - Duquesne

Freshman, Forward, 6-6, Brooklyn, NY

Earns his second Rookie of the Week award in as many weeks...in Duquesne’s only game, Mitchell scored 29 points on Dec. 2 at Robert Morris....the point total was the fourth-highest of any freshman in school history...Mitchell was 13-18 (.722) from the field and 3-4 (.750) from three...he also had two rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block.