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American Blog | Jacob Stallard

Mon, 03/02/2015
Player of the Week Amida Brimah, Connecticut Amida BrimahAfter flying under the radar a bit for most of the conference season, Amida Brimah has been making his presence known of late. This week, in a pair of wins over Tulane and at East Carolina that UConn couldn’t and shouldn’t have...
Sat, 02/21/2015
Player of the Week Kasey Wilson, Central Florida Kasey WilsonDon’t look now, but the UCF Knights currently have the second longest (to SMU) winning streak in the AAC after winning three straight. And the man who has led the way during that three-game stretch is not one of their sharp-...
Fri, 02/13/2015
Player of the Week Ryan Boatright, Connecticut Ryan BoatrightFor a team fighting for its postseason lives, the dominance of their best player has been vitally important. Ryan Boatright continues to make the case for why he is the most talented player in the league, and he led the Huskies to two...
Sat, 02/07/2015
Player of the Week Rashad Smith, Tulsa Rashad SmithPrior to the season, James Woodard was projected to be the main man for Tulsa. But as the season went along, backcourt mate Shaquille Harrison stepped up and emerged as a fantastic complementary scorer to Woodard, and the tandem has led Tulsa to...
Sat, 01/31/2015
Player of the Week Austin Nichols, Memphis Austin NicholsThere’s the Memphis team we expected to see this year. After a rocky 8-6 start to the season, the Tigers have righted the ship and won 5 of 6 to position themselves on the outskirts of the conference title race. This week, they were...
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...