Vadas Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn. --Connecticut College sophomore Matt Vadas of Spring Lake Heights, N.J. has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
Vadas led the Camels in scoring during the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. last week, averaging 23.5 points on 17-of-35 shooting (.486) to go along with 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.
During Wednesday's 59-53 setback to Bridgewater State University, Vadas had a game- and season-high 26 points, hitting 9-of-17 from the floor (.529) and 4-of-9 from three-point range (.444). In Friday's 69-63 victory over Mount Aloysius, Vadas poured in a game-high 21 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven boards.
Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran was pleased to learn of the deserved conference honor for Vadas and the program.
"Matt is off to a strong start in the second semester," Satran said. "He usually scores quite a bit but his passing and rebounding are improving. As those parts of his game grow, our team will grow too.
Vadas is seventh in the league in scoring with 15.4 points per game, and ranks fourth in free throw percentage (88%, 36-for-41) and 12th in rebounding with six boards per game.
In a stellar rookie season, Vadas was the sixth leading scorer in the NESCAC and the top ranking scoring freshman with 16.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Vadas scored 30 points on three separate occasions to help lead the Camels to their fourth post-season appearance in the past six years.
The Camels will visit Trinity College this Friday night for an 8:00 p.m. game in Hartford, Conn.
January 4, 2012