Boston, Mass. – For the first time in his career, Clark University sharpshooter Nicholas DaPrato (Marshfield, Mass.) has been named the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball player of the week it was announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.
In the Cougars lone game last week, DaPrato was incredible, amassing 27 points, a career-high seven assists to go along with four rebounds and four steals as Clark ran past Anna Maria, 94-86.
He shot 9-for-12 from the field, including going perfect from behind the arc (3-for-3) and from the line (6-for-6).
It marks the second time in the first three weeks of the season that Clark has had a student-athlete come away with the award. Andrew Musler (Belmont, Mass.) was named the league's top player following games that ended prior to November 18.
For DaPrato, the honor continues an impressive run of accomplishments since the beginning of the season. He was named to the Roger Williams/Courtyard By Marriott All-Tournament team after helping the Cougars claim the tournament title.
Then, in a wild 88-85 overtime win at Fitchburg State, he was scored 40 points, including ten in the extra session as Clark rallied from 13 points behind with less than two minutes to play.
With DaPrato leading the way, the Scarlet and White are off to their best start (5-1) since the 1992-93 season.
He enters tomorrow night's matchup with Connecticut College as the NEWMAC's leading scorer at 20.5 points per game, while also leading the league in steals per game (2.2) and free throws made per contest (5.3).