Feb. 4, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Army freshman Kyle Toth was named the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week after averaging 15.0 points in the Black Knights’ two most recent outings. Following Dylan Cox (Jan. 21) and Kyle Wilson (Jan. 28), Toth’s selection makes Army the first school in Patriot League history to have three different players earn the honor in consecutive weeks.
Toth started the week with a 10-point effort in Army’s road win at Holy Cross. He shot 4-for-7 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, versus the Crusaders. He followed that with 20 points against Lehigh, tying his career high. He made seven of his 13 shots, including four triples, improving his field goal percent to .550 for the week. In addition to his scoring, the Sunnyvale, Calif., native averaged 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
Toth, who averages 8.8 points per game, has scored in double figures in a career-high four straight games. He has started the last 16 games, averaging 10.6 points per game in that span. During conference play, he is the second-highest scoring rookie in the Patriot League at 10.7 points per contest. Toth is eighth in the league with 2.0 three-pointers made per game.
The Black Knights have had six Patriot League Rookie of the Week selections this season. Wilson paces the team and is tied for the conference lead with four certificates, while Cox has won the honor once. The six winners ties the program record set three previous times (1990-91 through 1992-93).
Army is off until Saturday, Feb. 9 when it hosts first-place Bucknell. Tip-off at Christl Arena is set for 4 p.m.