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Barney Nabs NECC Honor After Explosive Week

Barney Nabs NECC Honor After Explosive Week

MARSHFIELD, Mass. -- Elms College sophomore Tyler Barney (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was selected as the New England Collegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday after he poured in 25 points against Westfield State on Saturday.

Barney knocked down six 3-pointers against the Owls, going 6-of-9 from long range, and hit 9-of-13 shots overall. He added three assists and three steals in the contest.

Earlier in the week, Barney scored 14 points against Western Connecticut, going 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

In three games, Barney averaged 13.7 points and 2.3 assists per game and shot 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field, and 55.6 percent (10-of-18) from 3-point range, with 3.3 made 3-pointers per game.

Barney and the Blazers open NECC action at Mitchell tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.