Nov. 27, 2006
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins senior forward Dan Nawrocki (Syosset, NY/Chaminade) has been named the Centennial Conference and PrestoSports Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his efforts in leading the Blue Jays to three wins and the 2006 Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament Championship last week. PrestoSports, as part of its agreement with the Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament, will be selecting a Division III men's basketball player of the week (from the nine Division III schools in the state of Maryland) every Monday during the 2006-07 season. Nawrocki guided the Blue Jays to tournament wins over St. Mary's (78-60), Goucher (85-69) and Salisbury (71-60) last week.
Nawrocki averaged 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in the three wins last week and was especially effective in the semifinals and championship game. He tallied 20 points and added 10 rebounds in the win over Goucher in the semifinals and added 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the title-game victory against Salisbury. He hit 18-of-29 (.621) shots from the floor in the three wins.
Through five games Nawrocki is averaging 14.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and has hit 55.8% (29-of-52) of his field goal attempts. He ranks 10th in the Centennial Conference in scoring and second in rebounding. He is also second in the league in blocked shots per game (2.2) and moved into eighth place on JHU's career scoring list last week as he upped his career total to 1,081. He also ranks third in school history in rebounds (682) and is JHU's career record-holder in defensive rebounds (486).
Johns Hopkins is off to its first 5-0 start since the 1992-93 season. The Blue Jays will return to action on Tuesday night (11/28) when they host Swarthmore at 7:30 pm.
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