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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Jan. 8, 2007) -- Corey McAdam, a freshman guard on the Nazareth College men's basketball team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Week for the seven-day period that ended Jan. 7, 2007. It marks the third time this season that McAdam has been honored as the E8's top rookie.

A native of Fairport, N.Y. and a graduate of Fairport High School, McAdam totaled 39 points, 12 assists and eight steals as Nazareth split a pair of conference games over the weekend. He scored a career-high 29 points on 10 for 14 shooting to go with nine assists, six steals and five rebounds in a 75-72 victory over Alfred last Friday. He added 10 points and three assists in a 73-63 loss to St. John Fisher Saturday.

McAdam is the Golden Flyers' second leading scorer this season at 16.1 points per game. He also ranks among the Division III leaders in assists and steals at 7.6 and 3.4 per game respectively.

Nazareth's season resumes Wednesday at RIT with the opening round of the JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Tournament. The Golden Flyers, seeded sixth at 5-5, play third-seeded Rochester (8-3) at 6:15 p.m. (WYSL-AM 1040 /