Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named the ECAC Metro Player of the Week for men's basketball on Thursday, January 17th.
Shannon averaged 23.3 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 71.1 percent (27-for-38) over last week's three games. He recorded a double-double (13-11) in a win over Bard and was the team's leading scorer against Polytechnic (24) and Maritime (33).
He was then instrumental last night, Wednesday, January 16th, in the Rams all-important 74-70 victory over St. Joseph's College to move into a tie for first place in the Skyline Conference.
About the ECAC:
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with 322 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938 with 58 charter members, the ECAC has since emerged as the nationwide leader in service. The ECAC publicizes the achievements of over 1,200 student-athletes annually through the Player of the Week program, and over 600 student-athletes through the postseason all-stars. There are 16 sports for which the ECAC selects Players of the Week throughout the regular season, and eight sports where all-star teams are honored.