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Truth be told, neither is very easy.The 6-foot-5 guard from Fresh Meadows (his name is pronounced WAY-ME F-A-Juke-Oo) is third on the Friars in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game (10th in the Big East), shooting 52.3 percent from the field and is a big reason why Providence is 12-3 overall and off to a 2-0 Big East start for the first time in recent memory.A year ago, Efejuku averaged 7.8 points per game as the Friars first player off the bench. This year, he has started every game and is a high energy spark for Providence."We planted Weyinmi in the middle [of Seton Hall's press] and kept zig- zagging him up the center of the court and got him loose," Providence coach Tim Welsh said. "He really attacked the basket and showed what a terrific athlete and player he is."On Saturday, Efejuku, who played at Rice High School in Manhattan before attending Brewster Academy, scored 24 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and had 6 assists to lead Providence to a convincing, 91-69 victory over Seton Hall at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.He opened the game with a three-pointer from the corner Ð his only bucket from beyond the arc Ð to spark a 12-0 run from the opening tip and continued to be a tough match-up for Seton Hall's smaller guards."He's tough," Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez said, admitting he had no idea how to pronounce Efejuku. "Every time they stole the ball, we turned it over and there was a run out, he gives them that extra guy they need, that athletic swingman." Michael three-peats. Syracuse freshman Nicole Michael, an August Martin product, earned Big East freshman of the week accolades for the third time in her rookie season after averaging 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in Syracuse's two games last week, it was announced Monday. Michael's third honor matches the Orange record. Red Devil on fire. Hunter College freshman Andrea Buckham won the CUNYAC rookie of the week award, it was announced Monday. The Flushing HS product continued her fine initial campaign by averaging 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in Hunter's two conference victories last week.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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