PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
De’Angelo Alexander - Charlotte
Senior, Guard/Forward, 6-6, Midwest City, OK/MIdwest City HS
Averaged 19.0 points and 7.3 rebounds as Charlotte went 2-1 at the Rainbow Classic...in the 49ers’ opener on Dec. 21, Alexander posted 10 points and 10 rebounds against Houston - his first double-double of the season...the next night he had 24 points and four boards in a 74-62 win against Valparaiso...he closed the event with 23 points and eight rebounds in a 79-78 win over Wyoming.
Aaron Jackson - Duquesne
Sophomore, Guard, 6-2, Hartford, CT/Worcester (MA) Academy
Registered one of the best single game stat lines of the year...had 16 points on 7-10 shooting from the field, nine rebounds, seven assists, and five steals to lead Duquesne to a 72-71 win at St. Francis (PA) on Dec. 22...the five steals were a career high and his seventh assist led to Kieron Achara’s game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer...the win snapped a seven-game losing streak and a 17-game non-conference road losing streak.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dan Geriot - Richmond
Freshman, Forward/Center, 6-9, Springfield, PA/Springfield HS
Averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a pair of games...on Dec. 20 against VMI, Geriot had 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists...then at Wake Forest on Dec. 22, he tallied a game-high 21 points to go along with three rebounds in just 23 minutes of action...was 11-20 (.550) from the field for the week.