Each college basketball team hopes their incoming freshman can contribute. For one freshman at Howard, he's doing more than "just contribute."

Howard freshman guard R.J. Cole won his 12th consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Week award. That is a MEAC record. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon.

Cole averaged 22.5 points per game this week for the Howard Bison. The guard averages 23.7 ppg this season, which ranks 6th in the nation and 2nd among all freshmen.