Wilson Earns Third Rookie Certificate

Kyle Wilson averaged 17.5 points per game last week.

Kyle Wilson averaged 17.5 points per game last week.

Jan. 7, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.  – Army freshman Kyle Wilson was named the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Black Knights’ games versus Houston Baptist and Columbia. It is the third time this season that Wilson has captured the weekly honor.

Wilson averaged 17.5 points, including a 24-point outburst at Houston Baptist, in the two games. He also handed out a career-high six assists against the Huskies. Wilson shot 46.2 percent overall and 80.0 percent from three-point range (4-5).

Wilson is the Black Knights’ second-leading scorer at 12.5 points per game despite not starting a game and playing just more than 21 minutes per game. He currently stands as the highest scoring rookie in the Patriot League.

The Mission Viejo, Calif., native is the first plebe to win the Patriot League rookie honor at least three times in the same season since Julian Simmons earned three certificates during the 2008-09 campaign. He is the fifth Black Knight to win at least three certificates.

Army wraps up its non-conference schedule on Tuesday at Dartmouth. The Black Knights (7-7) will try to clinch their third .500-or-better record before the start of league play in the last four seasons.

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