The following are NetScouts Basketball’s Major Conference Players of the Week for games ending February 3, 2013.
Men: University of Miami sophomore Shane Larkin is the ACC Player of the Week. Larkin averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week. Larkin shot the lights out in the win against Virginia Tech hitting a career-high five three-pointers and totaling 25 points. Larkin than lead Miami past NC State by putting up 13 points, five assist and five steals. Larkin shot 60.9 percent in the two games and now has Miami at ranked No. 8 in the country.
Women: Georgia Tech junior Tyaunna Marshall is the Women’s ACC player of the week. Tech went 2-0 for the week who was lead by Marshall who put up outstanding numbers of 26.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.5 steals. In the overtime victory over Wake Forest, Marshall tied a career-high with 28 points and totaled a career-high 17 rebounds while adding seven assists. In the win against Virginia, Marshall put together another double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Men: Juvonte Reddic of VCU recorded back-to-back double-doubles in VCU’s two wins and now has four straight double-doubles and five in the past six games. He scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds in the win over Rhode Island, scoring 16 of his 18 in the second half to help the Rams secure a tough road win. He followed that with 11 points and 10 boards against Fordham, grabbing his 500th career rebound. A forward from Winston-Salem, N.C., Reddic grabbed 11 of his 22 rebounds last week off the offensive glass. He also was 15-of-18 at the line for the week, including a 6-for-6 performance at Rhode Island.
Women: Jennifer Hailey of Charlotte continued her strong play with her fifth and sixth double-doubles in a row in leading the 49ers to back-to-back victories at St. Bonaventure Wednesday and against Duquesne Sunday. The Marshville, N.C., native opened the week with a game high of 21 points, 13 rebounds against the Bonnies, while adding three blocked shots. She closed the week by leading the 49ers with 20-points, her fourth straight 20-plus scoring game, while tying her career best with 17 rebounds. Posting a double-double in all six Atlantic 10 games so far this season, Hailey raises her season total to 15 and career total to 35. The 49er also added two blocked shots against the Dukes, moving her within five of tying the all-time school record.
Men: Shabazz Napier and Jack Cooley are co-players of the week. Napier, a UConn junior guard, helped the Huskies go 2-0 with both victories coming in overtime. In the win against Providence, Napier scored 18 points including eight in overtime. Napier put together another clutch performance by scoring 24 points including 11 in the overtime period in a 69-64 win against USF.
Cooley put up monster numbers for the Irish during the week averaging 21.5 points and 16.0 rebounds in two victories. Against Villanova, Cooley put up 17 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds. Cooley added another double-double against DePaul scoring a season-high 26 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, again.
Women: Shoni Schimmel, a junior guard for the Louisville, averaged 26.5 points in the Cardinal’s two victories for the week. Schimmel was on fire against USF connecting on eight 3-pointers and shooting 60 percent from the field to total a career-high 38 points. She put together a complete effort in a win at Georgetown finishing with 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Men: Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7’0″ C, So.- Zeller recorded double-doubles in both Hoosier victories (Purdue and Michigan) that catapulted the team temporarily back to the top of the college basketball rankings. The sophomore center scored 19 points with 11 rebounds against Purdue, then against then #1 Michigan, he scored 19 points again, while pulling down 10 boards. For the season, Zeller ranks fourth in the Big Ten in scoring (16.3 ppg), second in (8.3 rpg), while being the conference’s third most accurate field-goal shooter at 59.6%.
Women: Jordan Hooper, Nebraska, 6’2″ F, Jr. – Hooper lit-up the scoreboard, averaging 27.5 points in the Cornhuskers’ two wins this week, pouring-in 27 points against Minnesota, then turning around and dropping 28 points with seven rebounds versus Ohio State. One of the more dominant players in the Big Ten this season, she ranks fourth in the conference in scoring (19.0 ppg) and rebounding (8.6 rpg).
Men: Freshman point guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State averaged 23 points, 7.5 rebounds, and five assists for the week to go along with 4.5 steals per game in wins over Iowa State and Kansas.
Women: Baylor’s Brittney Griner averaged 35 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists to go along with five blocks per game this week as the Lady Bears topped Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Men: Junior forward Josh Huestis helped the Stanford Cardinal finish a 2-0 week averaging 15.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks. In the blow-out upset victory over No. 10 ranked Oregon, Huestis totaled 14 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. Against Oregon State, Huestis had 16 points and 13 rebounds and dished out a career-high four assists.
Women: Stanford’s national player of the year candidate, Chiney Ogwumike put up monster numbers in the Cardinals’ 2-0 week by averaging 27.0 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting 56.8 percent from the field. She scored 32 points which was her career-high and added 18 rebounds in the win against Oregon State. Against Oregon, Ogwumike finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Men: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, Sophomore
Caldwell-Pope had a breakout week averaging 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in victories over Auburn and South Carolina. He has improved in many areas this season and is second in the SEC in scoring at 17.5 point per game.
Women: Khaalidah Miller, Georgia, Junior
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was not the only Georgia player to breakout this week. Miller lead the Lady Bulldogs to big wins over Alabama and No. 8 Kentucky. She averaged 18 points for the week and shot an impressive 42.9% from 3-point range.