Jarron Cumberland scored a career high 19 points on Sunday against Tulane. Cumberland started off the new year in style and has been playing very well as of late. Against Temple he had 6 huge points in a rock fight on the road that Cincinnati ended up winning. The better the freshman plays the better off this team will be, you can never have enough scoring in college basketball and he is starting to figure this basketball at the next level thing out.
University of Cincinnati freshman guard Jarron Cumberland (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington HS) has been named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week the league announced on Monday.
Cumberland averaged a team-high 12.5 points, shooting 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from the field and 71.4 percent (5 of 7) from three-point range in 22.5 minutes in a pair of conference wins last week for Cincinnati.
Cumberland registered a career-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting with a trio of three-pointers to go with four rebounds and two steals against Tulane on Sunday. He had six points, including a key three-pointer with four minutes to play in Cincinnati’s 56-50 road win at Temple on Dec. 28.
It marks the second time in three weeks Cumberland has won the league award. He tallied 18 points and six rebounds while making 7-of-9 field goal attempts, including 4-of-4 from three-point range against Texas Southern (Dec. 13). He also posted 11 points with a trio of threes and a career-high five assists against Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 17).
Cumberland is averaging 6.8 points while shooting 47.7 percent (31 of 65) from the field with 15 three-pointers in 15.6 minutes off the bench this season.