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Mon, 01/26/2015
Player of the Week Danrad Knowles, Houston Danrad "Chicken" KnowlesThe good news: “Chicken” Knowles had a career-high 31 points on 11/15 shooting (73%) against Tulane, followed by 15 against Cincinnati. The bad news for Knowles: Houston lost two more this week to extend the streak...
Sun, 01/18/2015
Player of the Week Markus Kennedy, Southern Methodist Markus KennedyHe’s baaaaaaaack. The Mustangs played 10 games without Kennedy to start the year, as the unanimous preseason All-Conference forward was ineligible for most of non-conference play. He started a bit slow as he eased back...
Sat, 01/10/2015
Player of the Week Brandon Goodwin, Central Florida Brandon GoodwinThe performance pretty much came entirely out of nowhere. On Tuesday, Brandon Goodwin, the 6’0” sophomore shooting guard for the Knights, went off for 30 points in a thrilling overtime victory over Houston. Goodwin,...
Sat, 01/03/2015
Midseason Player of the Year Ryan Boatright, Connecticut Ryan BoatrightHis team has struggled early, starting just 6-5, losing to Yale, and earning no quality wins, but it’s still hard to give this recognition to anyone but Boatright. With 19.2 points per game, he’s the conference...
Sat, 12/27/2014
Player of the Week Quentin DeCosey, Temple Quentin DeCosey77-52. Even if it wasn’t a 25-point pounding, Temple’s home beatdown of #10 Kansas would probably rank as the biggest upset in the (two-year) history of the American Athletic Conference. And with three players with 17+ points...
Mon, 12/22/2014
Player of the Week Amida Brimah, Connecticut Amadi BrimahThe first thing I looked for was the name “Ryan Boatright”. After seeing that UConn had put up 106 points on some hapless low-major opponent, I was eager to digest the box score, and I knew that in a 106-point outing by the...
Thu, 12/11/2014
Player of the Week Yanick Moreira, Southern Methodist Yannick MoreiraThe Mustangs continue to right the ship this season with a pair of victories over teams in the top 70 of both the RPI and Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. And at the forefront of these victories over Wyoming and UCSB, the best of...
Fri, 12/05/2014
Player of the Week Justin McBride, Central Florida Justin McBrideSeemingly out of nowhere, the (really, really, really) big man Justin McBride scored 31 points to lead UCF over Bethune-Cookman on Sunday, then scored 14 in a win over Georgia Southern. After averaging only 7 minutes and 1.8 points...
Thu, 11/27/2014
Player of the Week Ryan Boatright, UConn Rya BoatrightThe 2013-2014 Most Criticized award from this blog would probably have to go to Ryan Boatright. Everyone knew he could score and be a viable Option B to All-American point guard Shabazz Napier. But, he consistently had underwhelming...
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Wed, 03/05/2014
Player of the Week TaShawn Thomas, Houston TaShawn ThomasIt’s been a long time coming, but the top spot finally goes to the oft-overlooked big man down at Houston. TaShawn Thomas and the Cougars came into the season with hopes of competing with the top-tier teams in the conference but...