COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball junior Eli DiGrande (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) earned a position on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the cycle ending on Sunday, Jan. 6. It was the second accolade of DiGrande's career.
DiGrande turned in 15 points, 12 rebounds, five offensive boards, two blocks and an assist in a 64-55 loss at regionally-ranked Daemen (N.Y.) College on Dec. 29, shooting 7-of-13. He helped Saint Michael's outrebound the Wildcats, who were fourth in the region in rebound margin, 42-33, while holding Daemen to a season low in points.
A 6-foot-7 forward, DiGrande is averaging career highs in scoring (12.6) and rebounding (7.2) while adding bests in shooting (52.5%), free throw percentage (89.5%), offensive rebounding (2.8) and blocks (1.1). DiGrande is second in the NE10 in offensive rebounding, tied for fifth in blocks, and 16th in overall boards and shooting. He stands ninth in the NCAA East Region in offensive rebounding.
The Purple Knights, 4-8 overall and 1-6 in NE10 play, host The College of Saint Rose on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.