After helping St. Bonaventure to a pair of wins, freshman center Osun Osunniyi has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week.
Osunniyi posted double-doubles in wins over Saint Joseph's and Fordham last week. He averaged 13.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots and 2.5 assists per game over those games, and made 68 percent of his shots from the field (11-16).
In the Bonnies' Jan. 9 home win over Saint Joseph's, Osunniyi scored 10 points and set a season high with 11 rebounds. Jan. 12, Osunniyi bettered his season high in scoring with 16 points to go with 12 rebounds, three blocks and three assists in St. Bonaventure's win over Fordham at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
Osunniyi's performances helped the Bonnies improve to 2-1 in the A-10 and 6-10 overall. For the season, the Pleasantville, N.J., native is averaging 7.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He leads all Atlantic 10 players in blocked shots.
St. Bonaventure will play at Rhode Island this Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. The game will air on CBS Sports Network.
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