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Niagara basketball's Marvin Prochet named MAAC Player of the Week


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EDISON, N.J. -- Senior forward Marvin Prochet's stellar start to the season has earned him MAAC Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career announced on Monday.

Prochet became the first Purple Eagle to start the season with three consecutive double-doubles in nine seasons. Prochet averaged 19.0 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game to lead Niagara in both categories as the Purple Eagles won two out of three games for their best start to a season since the 2009-10 campaign. He shot 42.9 percent from the field and shot a team-best 47.8 percent from behind the 3-point line, including making a team-high 11 3-pointers. In the season opening win over local rival St. Bonaventure, Prochet had a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds, and co-led the team in assists with three.

Prochet scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds at 2018 Final Four participant Loyola Chicago on November 14. Prochet notched his 12th career double-double with a career-high 23 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, which were both team highs, in the victory over Wyoming on November 16.

The Purple Eagles return to the Gallagher Center to host the campus regional portion of the Fort Myers Tip-Off Classic on November 23-24. Niagara plays Grambling State on Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m., followed by St. Francis (NY) vs. IUPUI. The Purple Eagles will play on Saturday Nov. 7 p.m. versus either St. Francis or IUPUI. The games will air on the Niagara Sports Network via LCTV (Friday), AM 1400 WWWS (Saturday) and WBEN 930 AM (Friday) and www.PurpleEagles.com/Watch

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