WEST BABYLON, NY – The University of the District of Columbia's Maurice Waters was named East Coast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week for his performance in the week ending December 10th.
Waters averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per-game in two games for the Firebirds last week, and he collected two steals and two blocked shots. The freshman forward's best effort of the season came in a narrow, 89-83 loss at Bowie St. on Monday, December 4th when he registered a season-high 20 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Philadelphia native out of Constitution High School has had three point-rebound double-doubles this season, including a season-high 13 rebound and 15 point performance vs. Wilmington on November 29th. He is currently 10th in the ECC and 2nd among freshmen in rebounds per-game (6.1).
Waters and the Firebirds (1-8, 0-2 ECC) are off this entire week, but they will return to action on Tuesday, December 19th for a road game vs. the No. 7 ranked team in Division II, West Liberty State.