Men's CAA Basketball

CAA Men's Basketball Weekly Awards | Jan. 3, 2022

CAA Men's Basketball Weekly Awards | Jan. 3, 2022

Elon's Darius Burford and William & Mary's Julian Lewis have been selected as CAA weekly award recipients in men’s basketball for their performances.

Jan 3, 2022 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Men's Basketball Weekly Awards | Jan. 3, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 3, 2022) – Elon sophomore Darius Burford and William & Mary freshman Julian Lewis have been selected as Colonial Athletic Association weekly award recipients in men’s basketball for their performances over the last week.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Darius Burford, Elon

Sophomore | Guard | Bolingbrook, Ill. / Bolingbrook

Burford led the charge for Elon in its CAA-opening win over Northeastern on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 23 points in a 79-62 Phoenix victory. The sophomore from Illinois was 11-of-18 from the field while adding five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Elon improved to 4-2 this year at home and began conference play Wednesday after playing the 34th-toughest non-conference schedule, according to the NCAA.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Julian Lewis, William & Mary

Freshman | Guard | Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron

Lewis averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game to help William & Mary to a pair of one-point home wins to begin CAA play. The freshman from Michigan tallied a career-high 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Wednesday’s 63-62 win over Hofstra before bettering his scoring output with 14 points and eight rebounds in Friday’s 71-70 victory over Northeastern. W&M was the first team to open CAA play with two one-point wins since the Tribe did it in 2009-10.

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