Sunday, December 6, 2009

Braswell named A-10 rookie of the week

Charlotte 49ers freshman forward Chris Braswell got an additional honor following his stellar performance in the 49ers' 87-65 upset of No. 20 Louisville on Saturday night. On Sunday, Braswell was named the Atlantic 10 Conference's rookie of the week.

Braswell, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward, scored a season high 21 points and had 14 rebounds in 20 minutes against Louisville. He had eight rebounds in Charlotte's win over East Carolina last Wednesday. Braswell leads the team with three double-doubles.

Notes: Charlotte senior guard DiJuan Harris averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 assists and committed just two turnovers in the 49ers’ wins over East Carolina and Louisville and was named to the A-10's weekly honor roll. ... Longtime college basketball analyst Dick Vitale offered up the following comment last night on his Twitter account, @DickieV "Shock score of the night - Charlotte 87&Louisville 65! game was at Pitino's place."