AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WEEKLY MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS
February 18, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the
league's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Feb.16.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shabazz Napier * Sr. * G * UConn
Napier led UConn to a pair of wins, averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0
assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the field (12 of 23), 46.2 percent from
3-point range (6 of 13) and 78.6 percent from the free throw line (11 of 14). He
scored a career-high 34 points - the most by an American Athletic Conference player
in a league game - with five rebounds, four assists and four steals in an 86-81
overtime win against No. 20/22 Memphis. Napier added seven points, five rebounds and
four assists in just 18 minutes in an 83-40 win against USF.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Justin McBride * Fr. * C * UCF
McBride came off the bench to average 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds and shoot 72.7
percent from the field (8 of 11) as the Knights split a pair of American Athletic
Conference games. He scored 13 points, going 5-of-6 from the field, with five
rebounds in a 75-74 win against USF and had six points with seven rebounds in a
76-70 loss at No. 20/22 Memphis. McBride has averaged 10.7 points and 5.0 rebounds
in three games since returning to the Knights' lineup.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Isaiah Sykes * Sr. * G * UCF
Averaged 20.5 points and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week. Hit game-winning layup in win at
Sean Kilpatrick * Sr. * G * Cincinnati
Had 28 points and six assists in a win against Houston.
Joe Jackson * Sr. * G * Memphis
Averaged 21.0 points and 6.0 assists in a 1-1 week.
Nic Moore * So. * G * SMU
Averaged 18.0 points and 4.5 assists in a 1-1 week.
Dalton Pepper * Sr. * G * Temple
Scored 24 points in a win against No. 23/rv SMU.