Guerra nabs first CACC men's basketball rookie of the week award in career

Guerra nabs first CACC men's basketball rookie of the week award in career

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A pair of 20+ performances last week allowed Philadelphia University freshman guard Kylan Guerra (White Plains, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) to take the first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) men's basketball player of the week award of his career Monday.

In a 3-0 week for the Rams, Guerra averaged 16.0 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.7 steals. He also shot the ball very well as he went 13-of-27 (.481 percent) overall, including 7-of-15 (.467) from behind the 3-point arc, and 15-of-19 (.789 percent) at the free throw line.

Guerra's best performance of the week came in Philadelphia's 81-77 home win over Holy Family on Jan. 12. In the victory, Guerra poured in a team-high 21 points—making four 3-pointers—and added five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

He opened the week with 20 points—behind a 10-of-12 performance from the free throw line—one rebound, and two assists in a 64-54 triumph against Post on Jan. 10. In the team's 80-78 win at Nyack on Jan. 14, Guerra had seven points, three rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Guerra has appeared in all 18 games this season and is averaging 8.9 points, on .461 percent shooting, and 2.2 rebounds per game. He sits second on the team with 19 steals.

Philadelphia (12-6, 8-2 CACC) welcomes St. Thomas Aquinas to the Gallagher Center for a non-conference showdown on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.