New Dayton Flyers forward Mustapha Amzil Named Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week

Mustapha Amzil

Amzil Averaged 18.5 Points & 6.5 Rebounds In His First Two Games

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – University of Dayton forward Mustapha Amzil has had a whirlwind 50 days as a Dayton Flyer.  He signed with UD in November, started his first college game in December and now in January has earned his first Atlantic 10 award in January.  Amzil was named A-10 Rookie of the Week for his performance in a pair of Dayton games last week.

Amzil, a 6-foot-10 forward from Helsinki, Finland, averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting .556 (15-27) from the field, .400 (4-10) from beyond the arc and .784 (29-37) from the line.

Thrust into the lineup after just three team practices when Chase Johnson left the program, and two other more experienced players were injured, Amzil made a splash with 22 points and seven rebounds against La Salle.  Over a 10-minute stretch from the end of the first half in to the second half, he scored 17 consecutive points for UD.

He backed that up with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in 35 minutes in a win over George Mason three days later.

His 37 points in his first two games tie Obi Toppin for the most by a Flyer freshman men’s basketball player in his first two games.

Dayton is 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the A-10.   This week, the Flyers are at Fordham on Tuesday and Davidson on Friday. 

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