Siena's Marquis Wright earns MAAC honor
|J.S. Carras/The Record|
Wright hit a game-winning shot against St. Bonaventure and scored a career-high 12 points against Cornell. On Monday, he was honored as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.
“For Marquis to get rookie of the week was fantastic," said Siena coach Jimmy Patsos on Tuesday. "It was a great thing. He deserves it.”
Wright is the first Siena player to earn this honor since Evan Hymes, who won the award four times during the 2011-12 season. Rob Poole also won rookie of the week once that year.
Wright has started all fives games this season for the Saints. The freshman from Maryland is averaging 7.3 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds. Wright also only is averaging 2.5 turnovers per game.
“I just have to keep working hard and see if I can earn another one, maybe," said Wright.
Here is the school's release.
Here is the MAAC's release.
Here are the past MAAC winners.
Player of the Week
11/25 - Sean Armand, Iona
11/18 - Antoine Mason, Niagara
11/11 - Michael Alvarado, Manhattan
Rookie of the Week
11/25 - Marquis Wright, Siena
11/18 - Kasim Chandler, Quinnipiac
11/11 - Josh James, Monmouth