Peel Earns Second Weekly NEC Honor
Freshman forward Brandon Peel was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Peel is averaging 6.2 points and 8.0 rebounds in league play this season. The Blue Devils return to action on Thursday night on the road at Bryant at 7 p.m.
Now a two-time Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week, Peel bounced back from a recent injury to average 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Blue Devils last week. In a setback at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, the 6-7 forward recorded his second double-double of the season, netting 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
He started the week with a seven-point, seven-board performance at Wagner on Thursday. He also added a pair of blocks and shot 88.9 percent from the line on the week. Peel currently leads all NEC freshman and ranks 12th overall with 5.8 rpg on the year.