Feb. 25, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After leading the Boston University men's basketball team to a pair of wins by averaging 17.5 ppg and 2.5 apg, junior D.J. Irving has been named the America East Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Irving (Chester, Pa.) picked up his first award of the season and third overall in the last two years by guiding the Terriers to a 79-69 victory over Albany and 68-59 win at UMBC.
He went 4-of-7 from behind the arc to finish with a team-high 18 points against the Great Danes and then followed with 17 against the Retrievers. The highlight of the week occurred in the opening minute of the UMBC game, when he drained a 3-pointer to become the 32nd-ever Terrier to reach 1,000 points.
More impressively, he is just the third Terrier officially listed at 6-foot-0 or shorter to hit the milestone, joining LeVar Folk ('99) and Tony DaCosta ('89).
Irving currently ranks in the top 10 in seven different America East categories, including assists (5th, 3.7 apg), scoring (6th, 14.5 ppg) and steals (8th, 1.5 spg).
He and the rest of the Terriers will end the 2012-13 regular season on Thursday at Agganis Arena against Stony Brook with tip-off set for 7 p.m.