FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 23, 2009

 

MASON CHOICE NAMED LITTLE
EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, RI-The Little East Conference recognized Rhode Island College freshman forward Mason Choice (Newport, RI) as the Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week for his performance in a 2-0 week for the Anchormen. It is the second time this winter he has received this honor.

 

 

 Freshman Forward Mason Choice

 

Choice led Rhode Island College to victories over Western Connecticut (70-68) on Feb. 17 and Eastern Connecticut (78-65) on Feb. 21 to raise the Anchormenís current winning streak to 12 games. He averaged 11 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 66.7 percent (8-for-12) from the floor. Choice reached double digits in the scoring column for the 10th time at Western Connecticut, scoring 14 points, which included making two free throws to seal the win in the final 5.8 second of regulation. Rhode Island College earned the top seed in the 2009 Little East Menís Basketball Tournament in the win.

 

For the season, he has played in 25 games, starting 13 of them. Choice is averaging 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

 

In upcoming action, top-seeded Rhode Island College will host eighth-seeded Southern Maine in quarterfinal action of the 2009 Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

 

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