Chase Plummer Named America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Chase Plummer is 49th in the country with 8.9 rebounds per game.
Chase Plummer is 49th in the country with 8.9 rebounds per game.

Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield,

N.J./St. Patrick) was named America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Dec. 18, 2011.

Plummer recorded double-doubles vs. Morgan State and Rider in games on Dec. 14 and Dec. 17 respectively. He has produced double-doubles in his last three games and four of ten on the season.

The young team co-captain scored a career-high 22 points, including 15 in the second half, and added 11 rebounds in the 73-66 overtime loss to Rider. He posted all but one rebound of his double-double in the second half (11 points, 11 rebounds) vs. Morgan State.

Plummer is the first Retriever to post three consecutive double-doubles since Daryl Proctor did it in February of 2009. He leads the team with 14.2 points and 8.9 rebounds a game, ranking eighth in the league in scoring and second in rebounding.

Nationally, the 6'6", 230-lb. Plummer is ranked 49th in rebounding.