Austin Cilley Named Little East Rookie of the Week
Providence, R.I.–Rhode Island College freshman guard Austin Cilley (Westerly, R.I.) was named the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for his performance in a 2-0 week for the Anchormen.
Cilley averaged 19.5 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The rookie connected on 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the floor to reach double digits in scoring in victories over Tufts and Keene State. On Saturday, Cilley scored 26 points on 7-for-15 from the field and pulled in five boards to lead the Anchormen to a 95-69 victory at the Owls. Earlier in the week, he registered 13 points and handed out five assists as RIC edged the Jumbos, 56-55, in a non-conference contest.
For the season, he has played in 11 games, starting nine of them. He is averaging 12.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.3 apg and 1.2 spg.
Head Coach Bob Walsh’s team is currently 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue LEC play at home against Southern Maine.