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Hooley Named America East Men’s Basketball Player of the Week After 2-0 Showing in New Jersey

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Hooley Named America East Men’s Basketball Player of the Week After 2-0 Showing in New Jersey

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – Sophomore guard Peter Hooley was named America East men’s basketball player of the week after leading the Great Danes to a 2-0 week against Rider and NJIT.

Hooley set a new career high at Rider with 24 points and five made 3-point field goals in a 70-59 win at Rider on Tuesday night. The sophomore went 7-for-10 from the field, 5-for-7 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

At NJIT Hooley scored 10 points, including an 8-for-10 clip from the free throw line. The sophomore was one of five players in double figures to lead UAlbany over the Highlanders 66-55.

Hooley is the first sophomore since Jamar Wilson in 2004-05 to lead UAlbany in scoring. He is currently averaging 16.3 points per game, 2.1 assists per game and a free throw percentage of .894 (42-47). He ranks fourth in the league in scoring and free throw percentage.


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