Ike Azotam Earns Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's basketball freshman forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. Azotam posted career highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Bobcats' 59-54 victory against Sacred Heart Wednesday.

Azotam is now a two-time Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week honoree. He shot 7-for-10 from the floor and was 2-for-3 from the line, including a key free throw with 34 seconds to play that gave the Bobcats a two-point edge. Of his 13 boards, seven came on the offensive glass which is the seventh-highest single-game total in the league this season. The double-double was Azotam's second of the year and lifted his season averages to 5.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Azotam ranks second among all NEC freshman in rebounding and is 12th overall.