November 26, 2018--Mount St. Mary's redshirt freshman forward Nana Opoku has been named the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week. Opoku averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Mount in a pair of games last week.
Opoku opened the week with 11 points and nine rebounds in the Mount's loss to North Carolina A&T on Wednesday. He followed with a season-high 15 points while adding nine rebounds and three blocks in the Mount's loss at Morgan State on Saturday. Opoku shot 50.0 percent from the field and was 12-of-15 (.800) at the charity stripe in the two games. Opoku is averaging 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in his rookie season while shooting 52.8 percent from the field.
The Mountaineers return to action Saturday, December 1, when they face longtime rival Loyola in the 174th all-time meeting in the series. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. and the game will air live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).