Davidson’s Fuller Named A-10 Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — After helping guide Davidson to a pair of Atlantic 10 wins last week, freshman Adelaide Fuller was recognized today by the league office as the A-10 Rookie of the Week for women’s basketball for games played from Jan. 6-12.
Fuller joins Suzi-Rose Deegan as weekly award winners for the Wildcats this season and marks the fourth consecutive week a Wildcat has taken home the league’s rookie of the week. Deegan has won the award four times this year, including three straight weeks from Dec. 23-Jan. 6.
The freshman from Brisbane, Australia, enjoyed a stellar two games last week in wins at home against Fordham and Rhode Island by averaging 18.0 points and 4.5 rebounds a game, while shooting a blistering 68.2 percent from the floor (15-of-22) and swishing home 4-of-5 free throws. She had a pair of 18-point games off the bench in the wins, which was one point off her career high.
In just 18 minutes vs. Fordham, she nailed 7-of-9 shots, including a three-ball, and swished home all three free throws for 18 points to go with four rebounds. Her lone three-pointer helped spark a 12-3 run in the first quarter to give the Wildcats the lead it would not give back the rest of the way. In Sunday’s win over Rhode Island, she hit 8-of-13 shots for another 18 points to go with five rebounds. Twelve of those points came in the second half and again her lone three-ball helped the Wildcats run off a 9-0 run in the second quarter that turned a one-point deficit into an eight-point lead that the ‘Cats never gave back.
The pair of double-figure scoring games for the week gave Fuller five on the season.
Davidson (10-6, 3-0 A-10) looks to keep its momentum going and remain perfect in A-10 play when it travels to George Mason this Wednesday, Jan. 15, for a 7 p.m. game.
2019-20 A-10 Weekly Awards for Davidson
• Suzi-Rose Deegan, Rookie of the Week- Nov. 18
• Suzi-Rose Deegan, Rookie of the Week- Dec. 23
• Suzi-Rose Deegan, Rookie of the Week- Dec. 29
• Suzi-Rose Deegan, Rookie of the Week- Jan. 6
• Adelaide Fuller, Rookie of the Week- Jan. 13