NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Norwich freshman men's basketball player Jaren Jeffcoat was tabbed the GNAC "Rookie of the Week" on Tuesday following a career performance on Saturday in the Cadets' 90-77 victory over Emerson.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jeffcoat recorded his first career double-double in Norwich's win over the Lions, scoring a career-high 27 points and ripping down a career-best 10 rebounds.
It was Jeffcoat's high-energy play off the bench that sparked NU's 24-5 run midway through the first half that turned a 15-6 deficit into a 30-20 lead that the Cadets never relinquished.
For the season, Jeffcoat is averaging 5.7 ppg., and 3.4 rpg.
Norwich (5-5, 1-3 GNAC) returns to conference play on Tuesday, Jan. 15, when the Cadets host Emmanuel at Andrews Hall. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.