Last week, Chase Audige ’18 continued his early season tear for the William & Mary men’s basketball team by earning his second conference Rookie of the Week nod. His 19 points led the Tribe to a 79-74 win over James Madison, which he followed up with a 13-point effort in a 71-61 victory over Towson. Here is the press release from William & Mary.
For the second time this season, William & Mary men’s basketball freshman Chase Audige was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Audige started both games during the week and helped the Tribe to a 2-0 CAA start averaging 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game. He shot 60 percent (12-of-20) from the floor and 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from 3-point range. Audige, who also earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors on Nov. 26, is the first Tribe player since Omar Prewitt in 2013-14 to earn the league’s weekly rookie award on multiple occasions in a season.
In the Tribe’s CAA opening win over James Madison, Audige tallied 19 points, just one off his career high, on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three. He added three rebounds and four assists against the Dukes. On Sunday, Audige turned in an impressive stat line of 13 points, three rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots, and two steals in W&M’s 71-61 win over Towson. He canned 3-of-5 from 3-point range against the Tigers.
Audige ranks fourth among CAA rookies in scoring at 9.1 points per game. He is also eighth in the CAA in steals per game (1.2) and 15th in 3-point percentage (39.2).