High-Major Player of the Week: Kenny Hasbrouck
Kenny Hasbrouck – Siena
2 Game Averages: 27 points, 3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 58.8% FG, 46.2% 3P FG
The Saints continue to roll through the MAAC pushing their conference record to 12-0, 3 ½ games ahead of second place Niagara. Senior guard Kenny Hasbrouck was responsible for pacing his team to their two most recent wins, netting a total of 54 points in victories over Canisius and St. Peter’s. The Maryland native was extremely efficient with the basketball only committing three turnovers while shooting well above his season averages from the floor and beyond the arc. The 33 points he totaled in the St. Peter’s win on Monday was a season high for Hasbrouck.
Jamar Briscoe – North Carolina Central
2 Game Averages: 28 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals, 52.6% FG, 56.3% 3P FG
It has been a rough stretch for the Eagles, losers of five straight, but newcomer Jamar Briscoe has been a bright spot for the program. The undersized freshman put on an impressive scoring display this week, torching Savannah State and North Carolina State for 28 points each. Briscoe was lights out from the floor, hitting 20 of 38 field goal attempts, including going 9 of 16 from three.
Jimmer Fredette – BYU
2 Game Averages: 24 points, 2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 73.9% FG, 72.7% 3P FG
There is no questioning that Lee Cummard is the leader of the Cougars and arguably one of the best shooters out west. This week however, teammate Jimmer Fredette was just a little bit better. The sophomore guard literally could not miss, hitting nearly three-quarters of his shot attempts from the field and from beyond the arc. Most importantly, Fredette helped pull BYU out of a slight skid that saw them lose three out of four games.
Gerald Lee – Old Dominion
2 Game Averages: 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1 block, 53.6% FG
The Monarchs talented big man helped them pick up a pair of crucial wins in the CAA this past week, including an upset of George Mason. The wins kept ODU in the upper half of what is yet again proving to be a competitive conference race. The junior was a near perfect 9 of 11 from the field for 23 points in the win over Mason and followed that up with a dominating 19-point, 11-rebound showing in a much easier win over Towson last night.
Last Week's Winner: Jamal Barney - Loyola (MD)