LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates first-year Mike Boornazian was named Maine Rookie of the Week by the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association, announced on Wednesday, for the week ending Feb. 10.
Boornazian (Portland, Conn.) had strong performances in both games of Bates' 1-1 week. In a 77-72 setback at Thomas on Feb. 5, he submitted his second double-double of the season, putting up 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking two shots in just 19 minutes of action. In Bates' important 59-56 win over Hamilton on Feb. 9, Boornazian made 4-of-7 shots from the field and scored nine points to go with seven rebounds.
A constant in Bates' rotation throughout his rookie season, Boornazian ranks fifth on the Bobcats in scoring (7.6 points per game) and second in rebounding (5.5).