TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman Craig McGee has been named the D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Rookie of the Year, in results released by the national organization on Tuesday.
McGee helped lead the Fightin' Engineers to a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships this season. The squad started the season with a 1-6 record, but later won 13-of-14 games and finished 14-4 in conference play. Rose-Hulman earned the top seed in the HCAC Tournament and hosted the event for the first time since 2014.
Individually, McGee was named HCAC Freshman of the Year and was a first-team all-conference selection. He led Rose-Hulman in scoring (14.1 points per game), rebounds (144), assists (157) and steals (33) while starting 25 games in his first season of college basketball.
McGee ranked No. 2 in single-season Rose-Hulman history in assists (157) and scored 20 or more points in a game seven times in 2017-18. He shot 54% from the field for the season and reached double figures in scoring 22 times as a freshman. McGee was also named HCAC Player of the Week once in his rookie campaign.
Rose-Hulman finished 17-10 overall and is projected to return four of its five starters next season.