Howard freshman Simuel Frazier has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second straight week after averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals in losses to Coppin State and to Hampton. A 5-foot-11-, 175-pound freshman from Norfolk, Va., Frazier grabbed a career-high eight rebounds along with 11 points in the game against Hampton (6-9 overall, 2-1 in the MEAC) on Jan. 7. Frazier leads the Bison in assists and in steals on the season.

Howard senior guard Glenn Andrews received honorable mention recognition after averaging 24.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in those two contests. Andrews added six rebounds to his game-high 23 points against Hampton.

“We started four freshmen and we are bringing upperclassmen off the bench,” Howard coach Kevin Nickelberry said. “We are starting to come together and this effort may be a defining point for us. On the one hand, it was a very disappointing to lose. But I was proud of the way we competed.

“We re-established how we want to play,” Nickelberry continued. “We want to be known as a defensive team that is very physical. We were doing that early in the season, but since the Georgetown game, we have gotten away from that. I think that as we move forward, this game helps us reestablish our style. We do have to cut down on our fouls, though.”

Ed Hill Jr.

Special to the AFRO