Fraser and Edwards Garner America East Weekly Awards

December 27, 2011

Fraser and Edwards Garner America East Weekly Awards

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine men's basketball standouts Alasdair Fraser and Justin Edwards have been named the America East Player and Rookie of the Week.

Fraser, a sophomore forwards from Falkirk, Scotland, averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and 1.3 blocks in a 3-0 week for Maine.

Fraser ranks ninth in America East in scoring (13.5 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (7.0 rpg). He also ranks second in blocks (1.5 bpg) and fourth in shooting percentage (.532).

Edwards, a freshman from Whitby, Ontario, earned his fourth Rookie of the Week Award after averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and 4.7 assists in the three wins last week.

The top scoring freshman in America East, Edwards ranks fourth among league leaders averaging 17.3 points per game. He's also seventh in rebounding (6.5 rpg), leads the conference in steals, (2.2 spg) and is 10th in assists (2.8 apg). He previously earned three straight Rookie of the Week honors on Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5.

Maine continues play on Thursday at Florida Gulf Coast.

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