NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Richmond freshman De'Monte Buckingham capped off an extraordinary week with an honor from the Atlantic 10 as he was named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Buckingham has led the Spiders to a 3-0 start in conference play and had two outstanding performances in a home win over Fordham and road victory at George Washington.
Last Wednesday, Buckingham scored a career-high 22 points with four three-pointers against Fordham. He also added four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals.
He followed up that effort with a perfect 7-of-7 shooting performance at George Washington, scoring 16 points and dishing four assists. He stuffed the stat sheet yet again with three steals, two blocks and a rebound.
Buckingham is now shooting 72.4 percent from the field in A-10 play, which is second in the league through three games. He has tallied six-straight double-digit scoring performances.
The award marks Buckingham’s first Atlantic 10 weekly honor. The Spiders have now won four weekly honors this season.