Brandon Ewing: High-Major Player of the Week

February 20th, 2009
HofstraThis week's High-Major Player of the Week is..

Brandon Ewing - Wyoming
2 Game Averages: 25.5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 52% FG, 61.5% 3P

Ewing has been one of the top performers in the Mountain West Conference all season long and this week was a prime example of what he can do. The 22 points on Saturday at San Diego State were nice, but the Cowboys came up short in that contest. Wednesday night though was a surprise upset of UNLV with the senior dropping 29 points on 8-16 shooting, including 5-8 from beyond the arc.

MVC Basketball: Weekly Notebook & Awards

February 16th, 2009
Illinois St

Three league teams still have a shot at the league's regular-season title.  UNI (12-3), Creighton (11-4), and Illinois State (10-5) are the only schools mathematically alive for a regular-season crown and No. 1 tournament seed.  Notes on the leaders ....

Jermaine Taylor: Conference USA Player of the Week

February 16th, 2009
Central FloridaJermaine Taylor is the CUSA's Player of the Week for the 4th time this season.


Jermaine Taylor, UCF

Senior, G, Tavares, Fla.

Griffin/Warren Big 12 Weekly Award Winners (Again)

February 16th, 2009
OklahomaIRVING, Texas - Oklahoma teammates Blake Griffin and Willie Warren have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week for Feb. 9 - 15 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the fifth player accolade for Griffin in 2008-09, while Warren is tabbed for rookie recognition for the sixth time. It is also the third time this season the duo have won conference awards in the same week.



Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So., 6-10, 251, Oklahoma City, Okla./Oklahoma Christian School

Kyle Gibson: WAC Player of the Week

February 16th, 2009
Louisiana TechDENVER - Louisiana Tech's Kyle Gibson has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 9-15. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Gibson.

Gibson, a junior from Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey HS), led the Bulldogs to a 55-42 win against Fresno State last week. Gibson scored a season-high 26 points after shooting 8-of-9 (88.9 percent) from the field and 6-of-6 from beyond the arc. Gibson was also a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.  He tallied five steals and four rebounds in the game.

Alfred Aboya: Pac-10 Player of the Week

February 9th, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA senior Alfred Aboya has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 2 - Feb. 8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Aboya led UCLA to victories over crosstown rival USC, 76-60, on Feb. 4 and Notre Dame, 89-63, on Feb. 7, outscoring opponents by 42 points combined. The Yaounde, Cameroon, native averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes of play, well over his season averages of 9.7 points and 5.7 boards. Aboya has now scored in double figures in a career-best four straight games.

Aubrey Coleman: CUSA Player of the Week

February 9th, 2009

Aubrey Coleman, Houston

Junior, G, Houston, Texas

Jack McClinton: Player of the Week

February 8th, 2009
Jack McClinton - Miami

As we get closer to Selection Sunday, standout performances are starting to pop up all over the country, and not just from the usual suspects. With so many teams attempting to make statements with marquee wins, there are plenty of opportunities for players to earn Player of the Week consideration.


Poll: Who Was the Player of the Week?

February 8th, 2009