RICHMOND, Va. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Virginia Commonwealth University sophomore Joey Rodriguez (Oviedo, Fla.), whose slick shooting helped the Rams to a pair of victories, has been named the Colonial Athletic AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Co-Player of the Week. He shares the honor with Greg Washington of Hofstra.
Rodriguez averaged 18.5 points and established new single-game highs in points and 3-pointers.
The 5-11 guard nailed a personal-best 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points to lift VCU to a 66-50 win over William & Mary Dec. 6 in Williamsburg. Two days earlier, Rodriguez poured in 17 points in a 79-62 rout of Western Michigan.
In two games, Rodriguez knocked down 9-of-14 3-point attempts, a .643 clip. He shot .667 (12-of-18) overall. He also averaged 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
Through eight games, Rodriguez is averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting .511 from 3-point range.
This is the second consecutive week a Ram has taken down the leagueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weekly honor. Senior Eric Maynor was named Player of the Week Dec. 1.
Rodriguez and VCU return to the floor on Saturday, Dec. 13 when it meets cross-town rival Richmond at the Robins Center at 2 p.m.