John Swords Named NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

John Swords Named NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
John Swords is averaging 16.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game this season

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior John Swords (Sudbury, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Swords led the Polar Bears to a 3-0 week as the team improved to 7-0 for the first time in program history.

A seven-foot center, Swords posted three double-doubles last week, averaging 20.0 points and 12.7 rebounds and connecting on mind-boggling .903 percent of his shots (28-31). He scored 25 points on 12 of 13 shooting with 16 caroms in a mid-week win over Southern Maine before scoring 18 points to go with 12 rebounds against Bates and recording 17 points and 10 boards against Colby. Swords shot 8-of-9 from the floor in both games. He also blocked five shots over the three wins.

Bowdoin will return to action Tuesday night at Maine Maritime (7:00 p.m.). The Polar Bears will close out their fall semester with a home contest Friday night against Maine-Farmington (7:00 p.m.).