FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 13, 2015

 

CHRIS BURTON NAMED ECAC NEW ENGLAND
MENíS BASKETBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Senior forward Chris Burton (New Rochelle, NY) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Menís Basketball Co-Player of the Week for his performance in a 2-0 week for the Anchormen.

 

Burton, who was the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Player of the Week as well, opened the week with 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks as the Anchormen topped Tufts on the road, 61-58, to open their 2015 slate with a win. He followed that effort with 18 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three steals as the Anchormen bested LEC foe and longtime rival Keene State, 74-58 on Jan. 10.

 

 

 

For the week he scored 37 points (on 12-for-20 shooting), to go along with 16 rebounds, four assists, seven blocks and four steals. Burton has appeared in 12 games on the season, making 11 starts. He is averaging 15.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.58 apg, 2.25 spg, and 2.17 bpg.

 

Head Coach Michael Byrnes has the Anchormen sitting at 10-3 overall and 2-1 in Little East action.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 13 (7:30 p.m.).

 

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