KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2018) – USMMA freshman James Walsh (Huntington, N.Y.) was named the Skyline and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Metro Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 21. This is the third-straight week (and fifth time this season) that Walsh earned the Skyline honor and the second-straight week (and third time this season) he got the accolade from the ECAC.
Walsh collected a game-best 25 points on 10-for-20 shooting, including five three-pointers, to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a road loss last Tuesday at Farmingdale State in the Mariners' lone game of the week.
The rookie is one of five Mariners that ranks in the top-10 in the Skyline Conference in various categories, as he is among the league's best in four categories – his 13.9 points per game rank ninth, his .493 shooting percentage is good for fifth, his .361 three-point shooting percentage ranks fourth and his 2.5 three-pointers per game rank fifth.
Below are the rest of the Mariners in the Skyline's top-10:
- Junior David Washington (Frisco, Texaxs) ranks fifth in the league with 8.8 rebounds per game, tied for second with 2.1 steals per game and tied for third with 1.2 blocks per game.
- Sophomore Eric Sobocinski (Southampton, N.J.) ranks third in the Skyline in both three-point field goal percentage (.407) and three-pointers per game (2.8).
- Sophomore Connor Green (Flower Mound, Texas) is sixth in the conference with a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio and his 3.6 assists per game are tied for sixth.
- Freshman Seth Barnes (Chillicothe, Ohio) ranks 10th in the league with 13.5 points per game.
The Mariners return to action tomorrow night, Wednesday, Jan. 24, when they host Sarah Lawrence College in a Skyline Conference matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after the preceding women's game concludes at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video feed of the contest will be available with links on the USMMA Men's Basketball Schedule Page.
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