St. Francis College Brooklyn Men’s Basketball graduate guard/forward Travis Atson was named the Northeast Conference (NEC) Co-Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Atson shares the award with Fairleigh Dickinson’s Elyjah Williams. He is the first Terrier to take home the honor since Deniz Celen was tabbed the NEC Co-Player of the Week on December 23, 2019.
Aston emerged onto the scene for the Terriers in his first two games. The graduate recorded 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game in a 1-1 opening week of play for St. Francis. For the week, he shot 55.6 percent from the field (15-of-27) and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line (5-of-7).
The Brooklyn native, began the week by scoring a career-high 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 27 minutes of play against Bryant on Tuesday, December 8. He shot 8-of-15 from the field, dished out two assists, and swiped two steals. Atson scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half of play.
On Wednesday, December 9, Atson helped lead the Terriers to their first win of the season in come-from-behind fashion. Atson recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. He shot 7-of-12 from the field and dished out five assists in the 93-91 win.
Additionally, Atson, graduate guard Unique McLean, and sophomore guard Rob Higgins were all tabbed NEC Prime Performers for their play during the opening week of the season.
The Terriers make their first road trip of the season when they travel to New Britain, CT to play a back-to-back two-game series at Central Connecticut beginning on Tuesday, December 15, at 7 p.m.
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