WASHINGTON — American University men's basketball freshman Sa'eed Nelson was named this week's GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week and Patriot League The Rock Rookie of the Week, as announced on Monday.
Nelson averaged 21.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game in a 1-1 week for American. Against Youngstown State, Nelson led the Eagles with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. He also scored a team-high 21 points and had three steals in a loss to New Hampshire earlier in the week. Nelson leads the League and is ninth in the nation with 2.9 steals per game.
This is the second set of weekly awards for Nelson this season.
The Eagles sit idle this week and return next Monday to host Maryland Eastern Shore at noon.