SLU freshman Yarbrough named A-10 rookie of the week

Milik Yarbrough has taken over the SLU scoring lead with an average of 10.8 points in 16 games.

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ST. LOUIS — Milik Yarbrough’s strong play has started to turn heads around the Atlantic 10 Conference as the SLU freshman was named the league’s rookie of the week Monday.

Yarbrough scored 26 and 18 points in the Billikens’ two games last week, losses at George Washington and Davidson. He shot a remarkable 18 for 29 (62.1 percent) and averaged five rebounds in the two games.

Yarbrough has taken over the team scoring lead with an average of 10.8 points in 16 games. He is averaging 14.6 points on 54.2 percent shooting since moving into the starting lineup seven games ago.