Nov. 29, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Forward Tim Abromaitis (Unionville, Conn.) has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor as he helped the Irish to four wins last week as Notre Dame stayed unbeaten with a 7-0 record. Notre Dame won the 2010 Old Spice Classic with wins over Georgia, California and Wisconsin in the championship game to claim the team title.
The Irish’s current start matches the best ever for an Irish team under head coach Mike Brey.
Kemba Walker was honored as the league’s player of the week, while Gerard Coleman of Providence garnered rookie-of-the-week accolades.
Joining Abromaitis on the Honor Roll were Dion Dixon of Cincinnati, Austin Freeman of Georgetown, Justin Brownlee of St. John’s and Rick Jackson of Syracuse.
Abromaitis was named MVP of the Old Spice Classic after averaging 14.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. In Notre Dame opening game of the tournament against Georgia in the Irish’s double-overtime victory, he scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds in game that saw Abromaitis notch his third-straight 20-plus point outing (a first in his career).
In Notre Dame’s win over California in the semifinals, he finished with seven points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in addition to dishing off two assists and blocking two shots. In the title game versus Wisconsin, he scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
For the season, Abromaitis leads the team in scoring with a 16.0 averaging and stands second in rebounding with a 7.3 average. In a 97-72 win over Maine, prior to the Old Spice Classic, Abromaitis scored 26 points and grabbed three rebounds.