Rudin Honored As NESCAC Player Of The Week
February 9, 2009
Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. Rudin led his team to a pair of victories - improving the Panthers' program-best winning streak to 16 games - by averaging 26.0 points and 3.5 assists per game on 13-of-25 shooting (.520) and 23-of-28 (.821) from the foul line. Friday evening Rudin led all scorers with 25 points in a 62-50 win over Bowdoin before putting on a repeat performance Saturday in a 78-73 decision against Colby with a game-high 27 points and seven assists. Middlebury has now won a school-record 20 games and boasts a 10-0 record at home this season.
Rudin has turned it up a notch in league play this season, averaging 19.9 points, 5.6 assists and 2.1 steals/game, while shooting.450 from the floor. Middlebury will wrap up its regular season this weekend when they travel to Trinity and Amherst. A win over the Jeffs on Saturday would clinch the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament.