WORCESTER, Mass. – After making a number of clutch baskets and leading Assumption to a 1-1 record last week, freshman Matthew Kelly (North Potomac, Md. / Quince Orchard) was honored as the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Rookie of the Week, marking the third time this year he has earned the award.
Kelly averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while playing all 40 minutes of each game and shooting 52.0 overall with 10 made threes. He opened the week with 16 points, including 4-for-5 from downtown, with two rebounds and two assists as Assumption beat Saint Anselm 70-67. On Saturday, he scored 18 second-half points and finished the game with 26, including a three with nine seconds left to pull his team within two, as the Hounds eventually fell 83-80. Kelly also had six assists and one steal in the contest.
This year Kelly is averaging 15.0 points, 3.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game while leading the team with 63 three-point field goals. He and the Hounds return to action on Wednesday when they travel to play Franklin Pierce at 7:30 pm.