December 17, 2013

Corvias ECAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week (for week ending December 15, 2013)

Division I - New England

Ike Azotam – Quinnipiac University
Senior, Forward, Boston, Mass.

In a 1-1 week for the Bobcats, Azotam led the team in points, averaging 21 points a game. He also averaged 10 rebounds a game. In a loss against Rider, he had 24 points and 7 rebounds. In the win against University of Vermont, he had 18 points to go with 13 boards.

Division I - Metro/Upstate

T.J. Bray – Princeton University
Senior, Guard, New Berlin, Wis.

Bray tied career high with 23 points, 20 of which came in the first half, in the win at Rutgers. He dished out a school-record 13 assists and added 11 points in Princeton’s comeback victory at Penn State which saw his Tigers rally from 20 points down with 10:23 remaining to steal the victory in overtime. Running the point, Bray recorded 21 assists against just five turnovers for the week.

Desi Washington – Saint Peter’s University
Junior, Guard, Harrisburg, Pa.

Washington poured in a career-high 34 points, including the game winning three-point field goal with 3.3 seconds remaining, to give Saint Peter’s a 83-80 overtime victory over Seton Hall. The victory ended Saint Peter’s 17-game losing streak against the Pirates (dating back to Dec., 1995). Washington sank 10-of-17 from the floor, including 7-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc, and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. Washington hit a number of key baskets during the game, including a three-pointer with 42 seconds left in OT to give the Peacocks a 78-75 lead, as well as the game winner less than 40 seconds later. Washington added five rebounds, two steals, and one block in the winning cause.

Division I - South

Darrun Hilliard – Villanova University
Junior, Guard, Bethlehem, Pa.

In Sunday's 73-52 victory over La Salle, Hilliard led all scorers with 21 points. He was 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 at the free throw line in producing his highest point total thus far this season. In addition, the 6-6 guard contributed four steals, two rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 26 minutes of action.

Division II

Gelvis Solano – Merrimack College
Sophomore, Guard, New York, NY

Solano powered the Warriors to their sixth win of the season with a career-high 35 points, including 24 in the second half in a 78-73 triumph over Southern New Hampshire. He shot 11-of-24 overall and went 11-of-13 from the free throw line. He also tallied six rebounds, two assists, six steals and a block in Saturday’s win.

Vaughn Allen – LIU Post
Senior, Forward, Mount Vernon, NY

Allen averaged 21.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in a pair of wins last week, while shooting 58.3 percent from the field. He registered a double-double in both contests. Allen collected 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 93-85 victory versus Daemen (Dec. 13) and then amassed 14 points and 13 boards in a 78-66 rout of Roberts Wesleyan (Dec. 15). 

Sean Berry – University of Bridgeport
Junior, Center, Irvington, NY

Berry helped the Purple Knights go a perfect 2-0 on the week averaging nearly a double-double at 22.0 points and 9,0 rebounds in wins over Molloy and Queens. Against Molloy, Sean netted a UB-best 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds plus blocked four shots. In Saturday’s road win at Queens, he had a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Berry also had five blocks at QC.

Division III - New England

Joshua Ford – Mitchell College
Senior, Forward, Jersey City, NJ

Ford powered the Mariners to a win at the City College of New York last week with a stat line of 33 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals. The senior forward shot 13-for-17 from the floor (76.5%) and went 7-for-9 from the line in the victory, the third straight for Mitchell. 

Division III - Metro

Javae King-Gilchrist – William Paterson University
Senior, Guard, Teaneck, NJ

King-Gilchrist averaged 20 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 5.0 steals per game during a 2-0 week of conference play for William Paterson. He started the week off by tallying 19 points, six rebounds, and game-highs of seven assists and seven steals during a 103-63 NJAC victory over Rowan. He then recorded game-highs of 21 points, six assists, five steals, and three blocks during a 79-60 NJAC road victory at Montclair. King-Gilchrist currently ranks second in the NJAC in both scoring (20.8 points per game), and assists (4.8 per game).

Michael Woods – York College
Junior, Guard, Brooklyn, NY

Woods led York to two conference victories over Brooklyn and the previously CUNYAC unbeaten Baruch Bearcats. Against Brooklyn, Woods netted 40 points in a 107-93 win for the Cardinals. The 40 points were the second most in school history and Woods is the first York player to score 40 in a single game since 1987. Against Baruch, Woods tallied 25 points in a 75-58 victory. Woods currently leads CUNYAC in scoring and is ranked 6th in the NCAA in scoring.

Division III - Upstate

Aldin Medunjanin – Skidmore College
Sophomore, Guard, New York, NY

Medunjanin scored a game-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Skidmore to a dramatic 61-59 road win over Ithaca College. Down 17 in the second half, The Thoroughbreds rallied past the Bombers with Medunjanin hitting a three with 1:04 left to pull team within one and then another three with 11 seconds left for the two-point win. He also had six assists and hit six of eight three-point attempts.

Tyrone Clark – Fredonia State
Senior, Forward, Elmira, NY

Clark had an all-around game vs. Alfred State, including a season-high five assists. He also matched his season-highs in steals (5) and blocked shots (4). Clark had 26 points and seven rebounds in the 79-65 win.

Division III - South

Kyle Jordan – Albright College
Senior, Forward, Bowie, Md.

Jordan had his second straight double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds), to lead Albrght to a road win at Widener. With 13 seconds left in a tie game, he pulled down a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for the game-winning basket.