Jan. 28, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army freshman Kyle Wilson earned his fourth Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor on Monday after leading the Black Knights in scoring in both games last week. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native was also named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.
Wilson is just the third Army rookie to win the honor four times and the first since J.P. Spatola in 2000-01.
Wilson averaged 21.5 points, 2. 5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in games versus Colgate and American. He led the team with 23 points in the Black Knights’ overtime road loss against the Raiders and paced Army with 20 points in the 13-point home victory against the Eagles. It is the first time in his career that he recorded back-to-back 20-point games. He has reached that mark four times this season.
Wilson shot 65.4 percent from the field, tying his career high with 10 field goals against Colgate. He was also 2-for-5 from three-point range and 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
Army’s second-leading scorer at 12.5 points per game, Wilson is the highest-scoring freshman in the Patriot League. He is averaging 13.6 points per game during conference play. His 20 points against American pushed his season total to 250, making him just the 12th plebe to reach that mark and only fifth to do so while averaging at least 12 points per game.
Wilson and the Black Knights are back on the road Wednesday night at Holy Cross. The two teams split the season series a year ago with each team earning a victory on its home court. Army returns home on Sunday, Feb. 3 to face first-place Lehigh. Tip-off at Christl Arena is set for 1 p.m.