McDermott Claims Third Straight MVC Newcomer of the Week Honor
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Creighton University freshman Doug McDermott won his third straight Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week award, this time after shooting 70 percent in two games while averaging 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game last week.
He made 14-of-20 shots from the floor and was a perfect 3-of-3 at the line in the two contests, which included a Friday win over Kennesaw State and a Sunday loss at unbeaten Northwestern.
The Ames, Iowa, native had a career-high 18 points to go with five rebounds and three assists vs. Kennesaw State on Nov. 26th. He made 7-of-9 shots from the field.
On Sunday night, McDermott had 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He also had four rebounds and a pair of steals in 33 minutes.
McDermott has scored in double-figures in each of his first six games, the longest streak by a Bluejay freshman to start the season since Benoit Benjamin in 1982-83.
McDermott is just the second player in league history to sweep MVC Newcomer of the Week honors in three straight weeks to start the season, joining former Bradley star Marcellus Sommerville (2003-04). In fact, McDermott's three weekly honorees already ties him for second-most in league history with seven other men, a group that includes former Bluejays Booker Woodfox and P'Allen Stinnett, as well as current Creighton Director of Basketball Operations Erik Crawford (who played at Northern Iowa. Sommerville was also the only previous man in the eight-year history of the Newcomer of the Week honor to receive the accolade in three consecutive weeks.
Creighton (4-2) returns to action on Wednesday with a 7:05 pm game against No. 21 BYU (6-0).