November 19, 2012

Vinales Named Player of the Week

Sophomore guard Kyle Vinales has been named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday. 

Vinales posted three straight 20-plus point outings as the Blue Devils went 2-1 last week, improving to 2-2 on the season. Last year's NEC Rookie of the Year, he opened the week with a 24-point performance in a 64-61 setback at Saint Peter's.

Vinales then guided CCSU to its first win of the season, an 86-71 victory over Brown at home that saw him score 24 of his season-high 28 points in the second half. It marked his most productive game of the season as he also added four assists, two steals and shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

The Detroit, MI native capped the three-game week with a game-high 23 points as CCSU posted a noteworthy 81-74 triumph at La Salle. Overall, he averaged 25 points while shooting 49.1% from the field and 44% from distance. Vinales currently leads the NEC with 23.3 ppg, and over the first 33 games of his young career has racked up 613 points and averaged 18.6 ppg.