Jan. 7, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - SJU freshman guard D.J. Rivera has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending January 6. It is the first weekly award of his career.
Rivera scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in just 18 minutes of action on Jan. 3 in Saint Joseph's 89-41 victory over Duquesne. He also added two rebounds, two steals and an assist.
The effort was his second double-digit scoring performance of the season.
Rivera leads the Hawks in steals with 1.8 per game and is tied for third in the Atlantic 10. He is averaging 7.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13 games.