Per the RIC athletic department:
PROVIDENCE â€”Rhode Island College senior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket) was named the Little East Conference Menâ€™s Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in two games last week.
Akinrola averaged a double-double of 28.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game to help No. 24 Rhode Island College post a 1-1 mark in Little East action. He was efficient from the floor, shooting at a 65.8 percent (25-for-38) clip, to score at least 20 points in each contest.
Akinrola recorded his second double-double of the season at Western Connecticut on Jan. 24, pouring in a career-high 36 points and puling in a season-best 13 rebounds in a 93-87 loss to the Colonials. Four days later, he produced 21 points and collected seven boards as the Anchormen avenged an earlier loss to No. 18 Eastern Connecticut with a decisive, 66-48, victory.
For the season, he has played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. Akinrola is averaging a team-best 18.6 and 6.6 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 64 percent (141-for-221) from the field.
Head Coach Bob Walshâ€™s team is currently 15-3 overall and 6-3 (third place tie) in
the Little East. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Amherst on Tuesday, Jan. 31