FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 9, 2012

 

CHRIS BURTON NAMED LITTLE EAST
MEN'S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College freshman forward Chris Burton (New Rochelle, NY) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week for his performance in a 2-0 week for the 24th-ranked Anchormen.   

 

Burton came off the bench to average 6.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in two RIC victories. He made a significant contribution in just 12 minutes of action against Little East foe UMass Boston on Jan. 7, scoring six points, pulling in eight rebounds and handing out four assists in an 88-51 win. Earlier in the week, he recorded five boards in a 71-53 win at Wheaton on Jan. 5.   

 

 

 

For the season, he has played in 11 games, starting one of them. Burton is averaging 3.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, while ranking second on the team with 22 offensive rebounds and third with eight blocks.   

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at home against Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 10 (7:30 p.m.).

 

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