Jan. 25, 2010
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame junior forward Tim Abromaitis (Unionville, Conn.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time during the 2009-10 campaign. He averaged 28.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as the Irish split a pair of contests with fifth-ranked Syracuse and DePaul at Purcell Pavilion.
Abromaitis was big for the Irish on ESPN’s Big Monday (Jan.18) against the Orange, putting up 26 points on 10-17 from the field, including 5-11 from three-point range. He also added three assists and two rebounds in the contest.
The forward followed that up by leading the Irish with 30 points in a 87-77 win over rival DePaul on Saturday (Jan. 23) in the 100th meeting between the two schools. Abromaitis connected on 9-16 from the field, including 5-9 from beyond the three-point line, while adding three assists and six rebounds. For his efforts, he was given the Wendell Smith Award, given annually to the most-valuable player in the Notre Dame vs. DePaul game.
After not playing as a sophomore and seeing action in only 12 contests as a freshman, Abromaitis is now the second-leading scorer for Notre Dame, behind player of the year candidate Luke Harangody (Schererville, Ind.), with 16.7 points per game. He is second on the team in field goal percentage (.549) and leads the team in three-point percentage (.496).
Abromaitis previously found himself on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll the week of Dec. 7, when he averaged 20.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in leading Notre Dame to wins over Idaho State and Central Florida.
Dominique Jones of South Florida copped BIG EAST Player of the Week honors, while Maalik Wayns of Villanova was tabbed as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Joining Abromaitis on the Weekly Honor Roll were: Jerome Dyson (Connecticut), Will Walker (DePaul), Greg Monroe (Georgetown) and Wes Johnson (Syracuse).
The Irish return to action on Wednesday as they take on BIG EAST leader and fourth-ranked Villanova at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN.