Freshman E.J. Reed wins third consecutive MBB NEC Rookie of the Week
The hits keep on coming for 6’6″ freshman forward E.J. Reed. The Mesquite, Texas native today was named NEC Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week. Reed becomes the first LIU Brooklyn player ever to receive the honor for three straight weeks. The last NEC rookie to be named NEC Rookie of the Week three weeks in a row was Kyle Vinales of Central Connecticut State in November of last season. Vinales went on to win NEC Rookie of the Year.
E.J. Reed had another great week for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. On Thursday, Reed scored 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting in 26 minutes in the loss to Wagner. On Saturday, he scored a career-high 21 points off the bench on 7 of 13 shooting in 28 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds in the win at the Barclays Center versus Mount St. Mary’s.
In the last five games, Reed has averaged 15.6 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game in just over 27 minutes a game. His numbers for the season has now increased to 7.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per games while playing 19.6 minutes per game.
Once again, congratulations to E.J. Reed for another great week and receiving this honor once again.