HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was recently named to the CollegeHoopsDaily.com MAAC Team for the month of December, announced on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2014. Azotam paced the Bobcats throughout the month, averaging a double-double during the six-game stint.
Azotam was dominant in the post as the 6-7 power forward averaged 17.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. He recorded a double-double in half of the team's games and scored at least 14 points in each outing as well. Azotam connected on over 50 percent of his field goal attempts and shot nearly 70 percent from the free-throw line. In addition, he had limited turnovers while averaging a team best 35 minutes per contest.
Azotam's month was highlighted by a 24-point outburst at Rider University. He was 9-of-14 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, while adding seven rebounds and two assists to complete his stat line. It was the 13th time in his career that he scored 20 points in a game. With his seven rebounds, Azotam also became the sixth QU player in program history to record 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in a career.
A native of Boston, Mass., Azotam leads the MAAC in rebounding at 11 rebounds per game, a statistic that has him tied for sixth in the nation. He also leads the team in scoring at 17.1 points per game, which has him ranked seventh in the MAAC.
Quinnipiac is back in action on Thursday, Jan. 9 with a conference game against Manhattan College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game will be televised on SNY.
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CollegeHoopsDaily.com MAAC December Team
|G: Antoine Mason (Niagara)|
|G: Sean Armand (Iona)|
|G: Billy Baron (Canisius)|
|F: Marvin Dominique (St. Peter's)|
|F: Ike Azotam (Quinnipiac)|
|Player of 2013: Antoine Mason (Niagara)|