Mid-Major Player of the Week: Stefon Jackson

    
December 22nd, 2008

Player of the Week

Stefon Jackson – UTEP

3 Games: 28 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2 apg

Stefon Jackson has been one of the better kept secrets in college basketball to the casual fan for the last couple of years, but the senior from Philadelphia just keeps trucking along and posting big point totals night in and night out. The two-guard can get to the rim with the best of them and had an equally as dangerous mid-range game. As far as his pro chances are concerned, scouts will like to see that Jackson’s three-point and free throw shooting numbers have both taken a step up this season.

 

Finalists

Lester Hudson – Tennessee-Martin

2 Games: 24.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.5 spg

Hudson makes a second appearance on our list as a finalist after putting together probably his most efficient week of the season. The senior shot 60% from the field and connected on 7-13 shot attempts from beyond the arc. As a whole, the senior’s numbers have taken a slight dip this season as teams focus on him more defensively, but he is still going to get his points each time out.

 

Dionte Christmas – Temple

vs. Kansas: 21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 50% 3P FG 

He may have only played one game this week, but Christmas followed up his phenomenal performance against Tennessee with another strong showing against the reigning national champions. It’s no secret that the shooting guard likes to fire away from the outside but Christmas takes it to a new level, going 0-2 from inside the arc and 6-12 from beyond it.

 

Diamon Simpson – Saint Mary’s

3 Games: 12.3 ppg, 15 rpg, 1 apg

Patrick Mills may get the majority of the attention, but Simpson can play too. The undersized post man has been on a tear lately, posting a pair of games this past week of at least 15 points and 15 rebounds, including a 16 and 18 game against Oregon. In all, the senior has recorded four double-doubles and six double digit rebound games this season.

 

Worth Noting

Garrison Carr – American

Vs. UMBC: 34 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 10-18 FG, 8-15 3P FG

After getting off to a slow start, one of the most dangerous perimeter shooters in the country last season found his stroke this past week. Carr went off against the Retrievers, lighting it up from beyond the arc in a warm up before American takes on the Maryland Terrapins.

 

- All non-BCS players are eligible for CollegeHoops.net's Mid-Major Player of the Week.