Archive - Dec 2010
Player of the Week
Sophomore Jordan Williams just continues to evoke high-praise from the powers that be (I'm referring to myself here). The meaty Maryland center has been curb-stomping his opponents all season long, and last week was no exception. In his last two games he's averaged 25 points on 69% shooting to go along with 13 rebounds per game. Using a combination of power and skill, Williams' back-to-the-basket game is simply overwhelming at this level of competition. His affinity for devouring smaller players in the post has earned him the Spanish nickname "Monstruo Deliciosa". Besides his new nickname, there really isn't much more to say about "Monstruo Deliciosa" that hasn't been said already. If he focuses on improving himself over the next few years and shows a commitment to staying in shape, then we're looking at a very nice NBA prospect down the road.
Player of the Week
Jackson may not have the flash or the scoring numbers, but his consistent play for the 5th ranked team in the country should get him some recognition. He's had a double double in all but 2 games, while leading the Big East in rebounding at 12.5 per contest. Against Michigan State, Jackson put up 17 points and 16 boards, providing the Orange with an inside force that can score in the post or off second chance opportunities. Shooting 58% from the floor, Jackson has been a big reason for the Orange early season success.
In a week of few games, it was pretty easy to pick out the cold player of the week. Congratulations Darius Johnson-Odom, your inspiring 1 for 9 performance at Wisconsin has earned you the worst performance of the week honors, and a third non-conference loss. Marquette is going to need DJO to get it going if they want to make a Big East run when conference play begins.