Dayton’s Mikesell named A-10 Rookie of the Week

Mikesell, a St. Henry graduate, fell two points short of matching the UD record for points scored by a freshman in his first game. Marcus Johnson scored 23 against Austin Peay in 2006, and Chris Wright scored 22 against East Tennessee State in 2007.

Mikesell made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including 5 of 7 3-pointers. He had eight rebounds, four assists and no turnovers. He scored 15 points in the second half as the Flyers won their season opener 84-53.

Mikesell is the first Dayton player to win the rookie of the week award since Dyshawn Pierre in November 2012.

Dayton returns to action at 1 p.m. Tuesday at UD Arena against Alabama. The game is part of ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon.

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