Elon’s Bryant Earns Fifth CAA MBB Rookie of the Week Honor

RICHMOND, Va. – Elon University guard Elijah Bryant has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday, Feb. 23. The weekly honor marks the fifth this season for Bryant, who leads all CAA freshmen players in scoring at 13.9 points per game. He shares this week’s award with William & Mary’s Greg Malinowski.

Bryant had a strong all-around week, averaging 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as Elon split a pair of road games. The freshman guard narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points, a team-high nine rebounds and five assists in an 83-75 overtime win at Delaware on Feb. 21. Bryant contributed 20 points and three steals against College of Charleston three days prior on Feb. 18. Bryant has scored double figures in 23 of Elon’s 29 contests. He is averaging 15.0 points per game against league opponents this season.

Elon returns home this week to close the regular season against Northeastern (Feb. 26) and UNCW (Feb. 28).