AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WEEKLY MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARD WINNERS
March 3, 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 March 2.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shabazz Napier * Sr. * G * UConn
Napier averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals in a 2-0 week
for the Huskies, which included a 51-45 win against No. 11/12 Cincinnati. He began
the week by scoring 17 points, including 15 in the second half, with seven assists,
four rebounds and two steals in a 61-56 win at USF. He followed with 18 points, 11
rebounds, two assists and two steals, registering his sixth double-double of the
season in the win against the Bearcats. He was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in
the final 4:45 against Cincinnati to help secure the win.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Austin Nichols * Fr. * F * Memphis
Nichols averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks and did not
have a turnover in 50 minutes as part of Memphis' 1-1 week. He helped the Tigers to
a 72-66 win against No. 7/4 Louisville by scoring 14 points with five rebounds,
three assists and two blocks. He added 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks in a
77-68 loss at Houston.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
TaShawn Thomas * Jr. * F * Houston
Averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in a 2-0 week.
Montrezl Harrell * So. * F * Louisville
Averaged 23.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week.
Michael Dixon Jr. * Sr. * G * Memphis
Averaged 18.5 points and 3.0 assists in a 1-1 week.
Kadeem Jack * Jr. * F * Rutgers
Averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in a 1-1 week. Hit game-winning
field goal against USF.
Markus Kennedy * So. * F * SMU
Scored 18 points with eight rebounds in a win against UCF.