PHILADELPHIA - La Salle freshman Jada Payne was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week following a terrific collegiate debut weekend, announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. She shares the honor with Saint Joseph's Ashley Robinson.
The Hickory, N.C., native scored a team-high 15 points in her first collegiate game on Friday, helping the Explorers roll past Lehigh 63-43. She added 16 points in a tough 81-76 loss at Albany on Sunday.
Payne shot 50 percent from the floor, going 10-for-20. She added an 88 percent shooting clip at the free throw line, hitting seven of eight, and added 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals.