January 17, 2005


Davon Yarbrough Named Little East Rookie of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman guard Davon Yarbrough (New Haven, CT) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.


Yarbrough helped the Anchormen to a 3-0 week, averaging 11.0 points per game. Yarbrough tied a career-high with 20 points in a, 91-84, win over Keene State on Jan. 15.


For the season, has played in 14 games. He is averaging 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game.


Yarbrough is a physical education major and a 2004 graduate of Hyde Leadership.


Head Coach Jack Perriís team is 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the Little East Conference. RIC is tied with Plymouth State for first place in the LEC. The Anchormen won all three of their games last week and are currently riding a four-game winning streak, their longest of the season. RIC defeated Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 70-58. The Anchormen then picked up a win over non-conference foe M.I.T., 62-42, on Thursday, Jan. 13, before defeating LEC opponent Keene State, 91-84, on Saturday, Jan. 15.


In upcoming action, the Anchormen will play two LEC games at home this week. RIC will host UMass-Dartmouth on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Anchormen will then host Plymouth State on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.