Jan. 23, 2012
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- Freshman forward Alex Rodrigues (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Rodrigues has been named LEC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week. It's the first time this season that Rodrigues has been so honored.
In two games last week, Rodrigues averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds for UMass Dartmouth. He made nine of 20 shots from the field for 45 per cent. Last Tuesday evening, he scored eight points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds at Rhode Island College. Saturday, he scored 12 points against Keene State. "Alex has really stepped it up since he joined the starting lineup," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Brian Baptiste. "He's been playing more minutes, and he's been playing well. Alex has done a good job for us on the boards, and he also has a nice touch. He has been a nice addition to the starting lineup."
The Corsairs are 8-9 overall and 2-5 in the Little East Conference and will host UMass Boston Tuesday evening.