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Iona's Casimir Named MAAC Rookie Of The Week Again

Iona's Schadrac Casimir was named the Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Iona's Schadrac Casimir was named the Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Iona Athletics

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Iona College freshman Schadrac Casimir, a Stamford native who starred at Trinity Catholic High School, was named the Rookie of the Week for men's basketball in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

It was the sixth Rookie of the Week honor for Casimir, who played last year at South Kent School.

The freshman had two standout performances as he averaged averaged 27.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in leading the Gaels to a 2-0 performance at the Hynes Center last week.

Casimir had 22 points, four rebounds and three assists in the Gaels win over Siena on Friday. He converted all 12 free throw attempts, a season-high for the freshman.

On Sunday, Casimir exploded for 33 points and a career and MAAC season-high nine three-point field goals in a 22-point win over Marist. Casimir broke his own school single-game rookie trifecta mark, eclipsing the eight reached vs. Delaware State (11/26) and at Monmouth (12/7).

With his fifth three-pointer versus the Red Foxes, Casimir also broke the Iona single-season rookie record, previously held by Sean Armand (61) set in 2010-11. It was his second 30-plus point effort of the season and the NCAA-leading seventh of the season for the Maroon & Gold.

Casimir is averaging 14.9 points per game for the Gaels (18-6, 11-2), who played Tuesday night in Bridgeport against Fairfield.

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