King and Golson nab MAAC weekly awards

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Player of the Week
Jordan King, Siena
So., Albany, NY/Christian Brothers Academy
Jordan King set new career-highs in scoring in back-to-back games, averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 assists in leading the Saints to a pair of road wins at Rider. King shot a stellar 60 percent (12-20) from the field, including 64% (9-14) from three to propel Siena to a pair of key road victories in the absence of MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Jalen Pickett. On Friday, King set a then career-high with 21 points, shooting 6-11 from the field while adding a career-high five three-point makes on just eight attempts. He keyed a late tie-breaking 11-0 run, scoring five points while also drawing a huge charge. In the series finale Saturday, King set new career-highs in both points (22) and assists (six), shooting 6-9 from the floor including 4-6 from three. King converted all four of his free throw attempts in the final minute to seal Siena’s Division I program record 16th straight win, and school record eighth consecutive road victory.

Rookie of the Week
Colin Golson, Jr., Siena
Fr., Detroit, MI/Ferndale
Freshman forward Colin Golson, Jr. burst onto the scene last weekend in his collegiate debut, coming off the bench to average 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in a pair of road wins at Rider. He shot 56% from the field, including an even 50 percent from three. Golson, Jr. scored seven points and added six rebounds while achieving a team-best plus-minus of +12 in his collegiate debut Friday. In an encore performance Saturday, the reserve tallied 14 points on 6-10 shooting including 2-3 from distance to help Siena secure the program’s Division I record 16th straight win, and school record eighth consecutive road victory.

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