Erich Bracht Picks Up NEWMAC Weekly Honors

Dec. 5, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Along with Coast Guard's Jeff Prebeck, MIT freshman Erich Bracht was named NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week after a fantastic week in the post that included two sizable double-doubles. 

Bracht was an ironman during a 2-1 week for MIT. In a 80-79 victory at Lesley, he scored 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting and added 22 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes. During MIT's 74-66 win at Endicott, the rookie closed with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting, two boards and two assists while dodging foul trouble in limited action.

Bracht capped the week with another double-double in Saturday's triple-overtime loss against Tufts, scoring 16 points and hauling in 17 rebounds in 55 minutes of play. For the week, Bracht averaged 16.3 points and 13.7 rebounds while shooting 65.7% from the field.