CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the third time this season, Shaw University freshman Nigel Martin of the men's basketball team was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Rookie of the Week announced Monday.
The accolade comes to Martin after averaging a double-double with 26 points and 13.5 rebounds over two games. Martin put up 27 points and 12 rebounds against Livingstone while adding 25 points and 15 rebounds against Bowie State, recording his second and third double-double of the season.
Martin posted his fifth game with 20 or more points this season and currently leads all CIAA freshmen in scoring at 16.8 points per game, which ranks sixth-best in the conference.
Shaw will return to action Monday, Jan. 20 as the Bears host Virginia Union University in non-conference contest. The men's game will start approximately 20 minutes after the completion of the women's game that is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.
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