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Yacob nabs America East Rookie of Week award

Freshman guard went for game-high 20 points in win at UMBC, earns second honor

February 24, 2014


Yacob nabs America East Rookie of Week award

Freshman guard Yosef Yacob

America East release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton men’s basketball freshman guard Yosef Yacob has been named the America East Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. It’s the second honor this season for Yacob and the seventh rookie selection overall for the Bearcats, who have had a league-record four different winners.

Yacob averaged 16.0 points and 3.0 assists in two games last week, highlighted by a game-high 20 points in BU’s 72-70 road win at UMBC on Saturday. Yacob netted 14 points in the first half as the Bearcats built a double-digit lead and then he made a crucial free throw with 20 seconds left to help provide the winning margin.

For the season, Yacob is averaging 11.3 points (second on team) and has scored in double figures 14 times, including 10 of the last 12 games. He was also selected as Rookie of the Week on January 13.

Binghamton has won three of its last four games to move to within a half-game of the No. 5 seed for the upcoming America East tournament. The Bearcats play at Hartford on Thursday before finishing the regular season with a home game against first-place Vermont on Sunday.

America East Rookies of the Week
Nov. 11 Nick Madray, Binghamton

Nov. 18 Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Nov. 25 Magnus Richards, Binghamton
Dec. 2 Kurt Steidl, Vermont
Dec. 9 Marlon Beck, Binghamton
Dec. 16 Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Dec. 23 Dallas Ennema, Albany
Dec. 30 Marlon Beck, Binghamton
Jan. 6 Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Jan. 13 Yosef Yacob, Binghamton
Jan. 20 Ahmad Walker, Stony Brook
Jan. 27 Ahmad Walker, Stony Brook
Feb. 3 Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Feb. 10 Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Feb. 17 Marlon Beck, Binghamton
Feb. 24 Yosef Yacob, Binghamton

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