Dec. 28, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior Ahmad Nivins has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for Dec. 28, and for the third time this season.
Nivins scored a season-high 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds on Dec. 23 as Saint Joseph's earned a 71-67 win over Cornell in its lone contest of the week. The 6-9 forward from Jersey City, N.J. shot 10-of-13 from the field and 6-for-8 from the foul line.
Nivins leads the Hawks with averages of 18.8 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 68.3 percent from the field. He has recorded six double-doubles this year.