Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bembry named A-10 Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's freshman DeAndre' Bembry has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending November 17.

Bembry, from Charlotte, N.C. and The Patrick School (N.J), averaged 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the Hawks went 1-1 on the week. The freshman connected on 54.5 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range in the two games. 

A 6-foot-6 wing player, Bembry gained notice with his play  in the Hawks' 82-79 loss to Creighton when he scored a team-high 20 points, including 14 in the second half. He tied for the game-high in scoring with Creighton's Player of the Year candidate Doug McDermott. He shot 8-for-14 from the field and connected on 4-of-8 three-point field goals while adding four assists and one blocked shot.

Earlier in the week, Bembry had nine points in the Hawks' 81-62 win over Marist in the home opener.

Saint Joseph's, now 2-1, is in the midst of an extended break and will return to action on Thanksgiving night when it faces LSU in the Old Spice Classic held at HP Fieldhouse in Orlando, Fla. The Hawks continue play in the tournament on November 29 and December 1.

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