Freshman Joe Efese was named the Northeast Conference men's
basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday. Efese becomes the first
Blue Devil to be honored by the NEC this season. The Blue Devils
won a pair of home games last week to qualify for their 12th
straight NEC Tournament, and will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday night
at Robert Morris. Central finished the regular season 12-17 and
9-9 in league action, good for the #7 seed.
Efese takes home CCSU's first weekly award of the season after averaging 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks in two critical victories that qualified the Blue Devils for their 12th straight NEC Tournament.
Efese had a career-night in Thursday's 74-65 win over Long Island. He netted 12 points and established career-highs with seven rebounds and eight blocks. He became only the second player in school history to post at least eight blocks in a single game. On Saturday, in a game where the winner earned a berth in the conference tournament, Efese tallied 13 points, three rebounds and two rejections.
The Teaneck, NJ product averaged 31.5 minutes last week and shot 11-20 (.550) from the floor.
March 4, 2010 Men's Hoop Season Ends at Robert Morris with 71-63 Loss
February 25, 2010 Men's Hoops Tops Long Island 74-65 at Home
February 20, 2010 Men's Hoop Hangs On for 62-60 Victory at Wagner on Saturday Night
February 18, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Third Straight on the Road at Mount St. Mary's
February 11, 2010 Men's Hoop Four-Game Win Streak Snapped vs. Robert Morris
February 6, 2010 Junior Shemik Thompson Leads Blue Devils to Fourth Straight Victory
January 28, 2010 Blue Devils Top Monmouth 66-44 on Thursday Night at Home
January 24, 2010 Men's Basketball Falls on the Road at Quinnipiac on Sunday Afternoon
January 21, 2010 Men's Basketball Falls on the Road at Sacred Heart on Thursday Night
January 14, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Sixth Straight Game, Fall to Quinnipiac at Home
January 7, 2010 Central Men Drop Third Straight at Monmouth on Thursday Night
December 12, 2009 Blue Devils Win in Overtime Against Albany in Home Opener
December 5, 2009 Men's Basketball Drops 69-65 Decision at LIU
December 3, 2009 Simmons' Double-Double Leads Central Past St. Francis (NY) 63-50
November 29, 2009 Men's Basketball Falls 67-53 at The Citadel on Sunday Night
November 13, 2009 Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Open Season Tonight