Freshman hit game-winning free throws in DU's first win at Temple since 1995
Feb. 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne freshman guard Derrick Colter (Forestville, Md./Largo) has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the third time this season it was announced today. He is the eighth player in school history to earn A-10 Rookie of the Week honors three or more times.
The 5-11, 175-pounder averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 3.0 steals in two games. He scored 17 points, including game-winning free throws with 2.9 seconds left, to help Duquesne end an 11-game losing streak in an 84-83 win at Temple. The Maryland native added six assists and four steals as the Dukes posted their first win over the Owls in Philly since 1995. He followed that with a game-high 20 points and seven assists in the loss to Rhode Island. Colter went 15-of-18 (.833) from the foul line in the two games.
Colter, the only Duquesne player to start all 25 games, was also named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 17 & 24).
Colter, who leads the Dukes in scoring (13.2 ppg.) and assists (128, 5.8), is bidding to become the first underclassman to lead the DU in both categories. Only four players in school history have led the Dukes in scoring and assists - all were seniors: Aaron Jackson (19.3/5.7 in 2009), Bryant McAllister (19.7/4.8 in 2006), Courtney Wallace (16.6/3.4 in 2001) and Mike James (17.5/3.5 in 1998).
Duquesne (8-17, 1-10) returns to action tomorrow night at Butler in a game that will be televised locally by ROOT Sports Pittsburgh at 7:00 p.m.
Duquesne's Most A-10 Rookies of the Week
5 - 2011 * T.J. McConnell
5 - 2007 * Robert Mitchell
4 - 2009 * Eric Evans
4 - 1995 * Kevin Price
4 - 1994 * Tom Pipkins
4 - 1987 * Tony Petrarca
3 - 2013 * Derrick Colter
3 - 2008 * Damian Saunders