FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 15, 2014

 

SHIDER NAMED LITTLE EAST MENíS BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College freshman guard Roosevelt Shider (Meriden, CT) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week for his performance in a 2-1 week for the Anchormen.

 

Shider averaged 12.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 1.3 apg for the week. He scored 20 points and sank 6-of-7 from three-point range in the clubís, 77-65, loss to Johnson & Wales on Dec. 9. Shider netted eight points as RIC took down No. 15 MIT, 53-37, on Dec. 11. He also scored eight points and pulled down two boards in RICís, 89-63, Little East win at UMass Boston on Dec. 13.

 

 

 

For the season, Shider is averaging 10.5 ppg and shooting 39 percent (25-for-65) from three-point range.

 

Head Coach Michael Byrnesí team is 8-3 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Tufts on Thursday, Jan. 8 (7 p.m.).

 

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