Elon’s Bryant Garners CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Honors

RICHMOND, Va. – Elon University men’s basketball freshman Elijah Bryant was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday, Nov. 24.

Bryant scored a career-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in Elon’s narrow 68-67 overtime loss at unbeaten Northwestern. The first-year player from Gwinnett, Ga., was 7-of-15 from the floor and also dished out four assists and had a pair of steals against the Wildcats.

Bryant has scored double digits in all three games this season and is second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per contest.

The Phoenix returns to the court on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Cancun, Mexico, for the Cancun Challenge. Elon opens the tournament versus Morgan State with tip time slated for 1:30 p.m. EST.