Junior forward Jerome Frink on Monday afternoon was named Northeast Conference Player of the Week after helping guide LIU Brooklyn to a 1-1 record in their two games last week. This is Frink’s second NEC Player of the Week honor of the season.
Frink scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 89-84 overtime loss at Fordham last Tuesday. He followed up that game with his second double-double of the season at Niagara. He finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in LIU’s 80-79 overtime victory against the Purple Eagles Saturday afternoon.
Frink averaged a double-double for the week with 21 points and 10 rebounds and made 53.3 percent of his shots from the field while hitting on 5 of 10 three-point attempts and making 5 of 6 from the charity stripe. He also averaged 2.0 steals per game.
Through eight games this season, Frink is LIU’s leading scorer at 16.9 points per game which places him third in the NEC. His 9.0 rebounds per game average is tops in the NEC and he is eighth in the NEC is field goal percentage (.525), tenth in three-point percentage (.375), and third in block shots (1.5).
Frink is the first LIU Brooklyn player since Jason Brickman back in the 2013-14 season to be named NEC Player of the Week twice in the same season.
He has helped LIU to get off to a nice 5-3 start to the season. The Blackbirds will return back to the court on Friday night when they host Sam Houston State at the Steinberg Wellness Center at 7pm.
Congrats to Jerome on once again winning the honor.