Booker Scoops Up Second Straight NECC Weekly Award

In his last eight games, Jordan Booker is averaging 27.7 points while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 57 percent from behind the arc (33-for-57). (Nathan Minese '22 photo).
In his last eight games, Jordan Booker is averaging 27.7 points while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 57 percent from behind the arc (33-for-57). (Nathan Minese '22 photo).

Mansfield, Mass. – For the second straight week, Dean College sensation Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball player of the week it was announced on Tuesday morning by the conference office.

During a 2-1 week, Booker averaged 25.3 points and 4.3 assists while shooting an impressive 60.4 percent from the field as the Bulldogs remained in sole possession of second place in the league standings.

Booker's week began with 19 points, six assists and three steals in a 97-71 victory over Elms. He then went on to play all 40 minutes as Dean went on the road and knocked off Eastern Nazarene behind Booker's 30 points on a sizzling 13-for-16 shooting from the field.

He then ended his week with 27 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in a hard fought 83-79 setback to Mitchell.

For the week, he shot 7-for-13 from behind the arc and 11-for-13 from the free throw line. In 16 games this season, he ranks second in the conference in scoring (21.3), is third in three-point percentage (46.7) and is fourth in assists per game (4.3).

Booker and the rest of his teammates embark on a busy week with a home contest against New England College on Tuesday before traveling to Southern Vermont on Thursday and finally hosting Lesley University on Saturday.