BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont men's basketball junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) has been named the America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week. The conference made the announcement today.
Trimboli averaged 22.0 points and shot 67 percent from the field to lead the Catamounts to their first two victories of the season last week. Trimboli, a preseason America East All-Conference selection, scored a game-high 22 points, including the 1,000th of his career as UVM downed New Jersey Tech 91 -71 on Tuesday. He connected on 9-of-10 shots and also dished out six assists.
IRVING, Texas - Junior A.J. Abrams (Texas) and freshman LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor) have been chosen as the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for the 2007-08 season, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Abrams wins player honors for the second time in his career, while Dunn’s rookie award marks the second consecutive week a Baylor player has won a Big 12 weekly award.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Jr., 5-11, 155, Round Rock, Texas/McNeil
While last week’s Player of the Week decision was a no-brainer – Kansas State’s Michael Beasley had 62 points and 38 rebounds in the first two games of his career – it wasn’t the same this time. There were some noteworthy single-game performances, like Beasley going off for 28 and 22, Cincinnati’s Deonta Vaughn hit nine three-pointers and had 36 points and Tennessee-Martin’s Lester Hudson had a quadruple-double. However, the one player who had several consistently good games was Washington’s Jon Brockman.
The first Collegehoops.net Player of the Week for the 2007-08 season is a no-brainer. Kansas State's Michael Beasley got off to one of the best starts in college basketball history by averaging 31 points and 19 rebounds per game in two Wildcat wins. Beasley's opponents, Sacramento State and Pittsburgh State (a D2 team), won't wow you with talent.. but did I mention he averaged 31 and 19 per game?
First Team All-Metro Area
G Jared Jordan (Senior-Marist)
G Loren Stokes (Senior-Hofstra)
G Antoine Agudio (Junior-Hofstra)
F Bryant Dunston (Junior-Fordham)
F Andre Harris (Senior-Fairleigh Dickinson)
Second Team All-Metro Area
G Carlos Rivera (Senior-Hofstra)
G Will Whittington (Senior-Marist)
F Robert Hines (Junior-St. Francis-NY)
F Anthony Mason, Jr. (Sophomore-St. John’s)
F Todd Sowell (Junior-St. Peter’s)
Third Team All-Metro Area
G Eugene Harvey (Freshman-Seton Hall)
Best Performance: Corey Brewer, Florida
Pick your tired, beaten-to-death cliché: Defense wins championships. There’s no “I” in team. The only stat that matters is the score. He rises to the occasion. All apply to Corey Brewer, who deservingly took home the Most Outstanding Player award and a piece of college basketball history Monday night.
Nat'l Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett
In his first season as Washington State head coach, the Cougars improved from 11 wins to 26 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994.
High-Major Coach of the Year: Todd Lickliter