Nov. 22, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman guard Jon Pavao (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Pavao has been named LEC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week. In Saturday's Hampton Inn Classic championship game against ninth-ranked Middlebury, Pavao led UMass Dartmouth with 16 points off the bench. For the week, he averaged 12 points per game in his first two games as a collegian. He made five of nine attempts from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, against the Panthers after scoring eight points in Friday's win against Thomas.
"I'm pleasantly surprised, Jon's doing a great job," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Brian Baptiste. "I'm happy to see that he got the award."
The Corsairs are 1-1, and will return to action when they visit Brandeis Tuesday evening.