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Duquesne's Evans named A-10 rookie of the week

| Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008

Duquesne University freshman guard Eric Evans today earned his second Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week Award in a month.

The 5-foot-11 Evans shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) and averaged 14.5 points during two games last week for the Dukes men's basketball team.

He also earned co-rookie of the week honors on Nov. 23 and joins St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson -- a three-time winner -- as the A-10's only multiple winner of the award.

Evans is the 10th Duquesne player overall to win the award more than once in a season. He is the Dukes' third-leading scorer with an average of 9.5 points per game and also leads the team's eight freshmen in minutes per game (23.4).

Following an 80-64 victory over Rice on Saturday, Duquesne (6-4) faces North Carolina Central (0-13) at 7 p.m. Monday at Palumbo Center.

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