DURHAM, N.H.-- Freshman guard Marcelle Williams (Teaneck, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was named America East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week and for the third time this season after averaging 17 ppg in two games.
Williams, who was Rookie of the Week last week and was also named conference rookie of the week in late Nov.. is now the only America East Rookie to win the honor three times this season making him a top candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Williams was instrumental in the Wildcats' impressive 84-75 victory at Vermont on Jan. 8. He scored 21 points on the night and also connected for four free throws in the final minute of the game to insure a victory for UNH. The guard was 6x11 from the floor, 3x5 from behind the three-point arc and he also was 6x6 from the line against the Catamounts.
Marcelle also scored a team-high 13 points in the Wildcat loss to one of America East's top programs, Delaware. Williams won the award last week as well and his efforts included a pair of 21-point scoring performances vs. both Columbia and Towson. He also dished off four assists vs. the Tigers.
Williams, who leads the Wildcats in scoring with an average of 15.8 ppg. has scored 20 points or more six times this season and has scored in double digits in 11 out of a possible 13 games.
His average of 15.8 ppg. leads all America East rookies and he also ranks seventh in the conference in scoring, is tied for 10th in assists (2.77 apg.), is ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.397) and is eighth in free throw percentage (.754).