Boston Warrior AAU Boy's Basketball: BW College Alumni News: Coppola Earns Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

Coppola Earns Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award
Worcester, MA --- WPI guard Marco Coppola (Watertown, MA) has been selected NEWMAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 27th.  The freshman is the first Engineer to take home a weekly conference honor this season after the Crimson and Gray claimed three such accolades a year ago. Coppola poured in a career-high 28 points in WPI's 86-55 victory Tuesday over Elms. He drained 12-of-13 shots from the floor, including all four from 3-point land as the Engineers won a matchup of teams that participated in last season's NCAA Tournament. On Sunday Coppola posted his first career double-double when he tallied 14 points and doled out a game-high 11 assists as WPI defeated Salem State 105-80 in a battle of undefeated teams.  The freshman averaged 21 points and seven assists last week while canning an eye-popping 75.0% of his shots from the floor.   His strong play has helped the Engineers start the season 4-0 for the third time in four years and sixth time in the last nine seasons.