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February 7, 2012

Smith Earns GNAC Rookie of the Week Honors; Askew Named to Honor Roll

For the third time in the last five weeks, Spencer Smith (New Haven, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus men's basketball team has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Smith averaged 8.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in the Falcons' 3-0 week as they moved to 14-0 in league play and 20-1 on the year. The freshman shot a stellar 78.6-percent from the floor for 25 points, while adding three steals in an average of 17.7 minutes per game.

Askew was named to the GNAC Weekly Honor Roll for the fifth week of the season after being named Player of the Week last week.

Askew averaged 22 points and 7.7 rebounds per game on the week for the Falcons. He shot 58.5-percent for 66 points in 62 total minutes. Despite playing just 17 minutes in Saturday's win over Emmanuel, the senior still led the Falcons with 25 points and eight rebounds. He has scored 20 or more points in the last six games for the Falcons.

Albertus returns to action on Tuesday night at Trinity College in Hartford. The non-conference game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.