For the second time this season, one of Mississippi State’s rookies has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
Malik Newman claims the honor this time joining teammate Quinndary Weatherspoon, who earned the award earlier this month. Newman scored a career-best 20 points in the Bulldogs’ 93-69 victory over Northern Colorado in his hometown of Jackson last Wednesday.
The 6-foot-3 guard made 6-of-11 shots from the field including four 3-pointers. Newman also added four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
“Every game, I’m just trying to get better,” Newman said. “I credit my teammates and coaches for the success I’m having right now. When I’m struggling, they push me.”
Newman is second on the team averaging 13.1 points.