Sam Rowley Named America East Player Of The Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - University at Albany's sophomore forward Sam Rowley recorded his first two career double-doubles this past week in his first two starts to garner him the America East Conference Player of the Week. Rowley's two double-doubles were the Great Danes first two of the season with the last one coming from Blake Metcalf, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds against Cornell on Dec. 17, 2011.

Before this past week, Rowley has been one of the best options off the bench contributing 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds through the first 16 games. Then the sophomore forward had two strong conference games, recording eight points and seven rebounds in both games against UMBC and Vermont.

Following those two performances, head coach Will Brown inserted Rowley into the starting lineup and the Sydney, Australia native showed why he belonged there. With a 21 point/ 13 rebound game against Binghamton and a 10 point/ 13 rebound finish against Maine, not only tallied his first two career double-doubles but gave him his first career conference accolade.

Rowley and the Great Danes head to Durham, N.H. to play New Hampshire on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lundholm Gym.