NJCAA Names CSM Freshman Guard Rasheed Cooley Region 20 Division II Player of the Month

December 27, 2021

NJCAA Names CSM Freshman Guard Rasheed Cooley Region 20 Division II Player of the Month

rasheed.pngThe National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 20 delivered great news to College of Southern Maryland (CSM) men's basketball freshman guard Rasheed Cooley just in time for the holiday break when it named him Region 20 Division II Player of the Month for the month of November 2021.

Cooley, of Bryans Road, scored 155 points in 10 November games, averaging 15.5 per contest, second most among Region 20 Division II men's basketball players. He recorded double-digit points in eight games and had four games with 20+ points. He also finished November with 33 assists and 19 steals, which were tied for the most and second most, respectively, in Division II at the end of the month.

In the Hawks' Nov. 3 opener vs. West Virginua University Potomac State College, Cooley had a double-double on 23 points and 11 rebounds. He scored 15 points while collecting seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals during CSM's first win of the season at Louisburg College. Against Brunswick Community College, Cooley had 20 points, nine assists, six rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.

Cooley posted 24 points and four steals in a 10-point win at Cheyney University. In the last game of November, Cooley provided five assists and four rebounds to go along with five points en route to another 10-point victory, this time over CCBC Catonsville.

The NJCAA announced Cooley as player of the month for November on Dec. 20. Keep up with CSM's Athletic programs and news by visiting the CSM Athletics website.  

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