The following are NetScouts Basketball’s conference players of the week for games ending January 20 2013.
Men: Clancy Rugg, Vermont, 6-8 Junior F
Rugg averaged 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in wins over Binghamton and Stony Brook last week. The junior forward contributed 16 points and three rebounds in the 61-37 victory over Binghamton, then had 19 points and 15 rebounds in a 81-73 win over Stony Brook.
Women: Chantell Alford, Boston University, 5-8 Senior G
Alford averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. The senior led the Terriers to a 2-0 week, starting with 21 points, five rebounds and two steals while shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range in a win at Maine. She followed that with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win at New Hampshire.
Men: Troy Huff, North Dakota, 6-5 Junior G
Huff averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.5 steals as North Dakota defeated Portland State and Eastern Washington. He posted 18 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and an assist in the win over Eastern Washington. Against Portland State Huff poured in 25 points with six rebounds, three steals and an assist.
Women: Haley Hodgins, Eastern Washington, Freshman
Hodgins led EWU to an important home sweep, as they won back-to-back games against North Dakota and Northern Colorado. The freshman averaged 16.5 points per game, while shooting a sizzling 71 percent from the field. She finished with 17 points against Northern Colorado. She then scored 16 points against North Dakota while also contributing three rebounds and three blocked shots.
Men: Corey Hawkins, UC Davis, 6-3 Sophomore G
Hawkins, a transfer from Arizona State, broke the school single-game scoring record and helped UC Davis to a road sweep. The 6-3 guard erupted for 40 points to lead the Aggies past Hawai’i in a 93-82 decision. Hawkins made 10-of-14 floor shots, including an incredible 8-of-9 from three-point territory. Hawkins also helped in a 74-71 victory against Cal State Northridge with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Women: Kendall Kenyon, Pacific, 6-2 Sophomore C
The 6-2 center dominated in a 60-51 victory against Cal State Northridge, finishing with 19 points, 22 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Kenyon also contributed 12 points, six rebounds and four blocks in a 71-61 triumph against Hawai’i. For the week, Kenyon averaged 15.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks.
Men: Manny Atkins, Georgia State, 6-7 Junior F
Atkins averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in Georgia State’s 2-0 week. The junior forward had 21 points, five rebounds and a career-high five steals in a 74-58 win over William & Mary and tallied 21 points and five boards in a 69-54 victory at Old Dominion.
Women: Elena Delle Donne, Delaware, 6-5 Senior G
Delle Donne averaged 28.5 points per game on a week she led the Blue Hens to a pair of victories. The senior poured in 19 points in a win over Northeastern and then drained 38 points in a win over Towson.
Men: Josh Davis, Tulane, 6-8 Junior F
Davis led Tulane to a victory with 19 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in a 75-72 defeat of visiting Tulsa. Davis was just two assists shy of a triple-double.
Women: Keena Mays, SMU, 5-7 Junior G
Mays averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game in victories over Southern Miss and Rice. She scored 25 points against Rice. Mays also contributed 10 points, had seven assists and three steals at Southern Miss.
Men: Kevin Van Wjik, Valparasio, 6-8 Senior F
The senior went 13-for-15 from the floor for a 31-point effort against Detroit while also adding four assists. With 62.8 field-goal percentage, Van Wijk leads the Horizon League.
Women: Shareta Brown, Detriot, 6-1 Sophomore F
Brown posted a double-double with 25 points while pulling down 16 rebounds and passed out five assists.
Men: Sean McGonagill, Brown, 6-1 Junior G
The Brown junior guard was the difference in a hard-fought win over Yale, scoring 20 points and coming up with big shot after big shot. McGonagill connected on 8-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-7 from behind the three-point arc, pulled down five rebounds, and handed out four assists. With the ball in his hands for 38 minutes, he committed zero turnovers.
Women: Lauren Clarke, Brown, 5-6 Junior G
Clarke averaged 17.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals over two games. Clarke finished with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Brown’s 53-51 win over NJIT, and then followed that with 20 points along with five assists and one steal in Brown’s 68-67 win over Yale.
Men: Javon McCrea, Buffalo, 6-7 Junior F
McCrea averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks shots in games against Kent State and Bowling Green. Against Kent State, the junior forward scored 33 points. He also added 10 rebounds, two steals and four blocked shots. In the 68-65 win over Bowling Green McCrea scored 21 points with 14 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.
Women: Crystal Bradford, Central Michigan, 6-0 Sophomore G
Bradford averaged 20 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocks per game in the Chippewas double-digit wins over rival Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. The sophomore had a double-double in each contest, scoring 26 points and pulling down 13 rebounds versus Western Michigan. She scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds versus NIU.
Men: Doug McDermott, a junior forward from Creighton, averaged 28 points, five rebounds and two assists as Creighton went 1-1 for the week.
Women: Alex Harden, a sophomore guard from Wichita State, had 20 points, four rebounds and four assists as Wichita State beat Creighton 67-45.
Men: Anthony Marshall, a senior guard from UNLV, averaged 20.5 points, seven rebounds and four assists as UNLV split their two games.
Women: Chelsea Hopkins, a senior guard San Diego State, averaged 18 points, 9.5 rebounds and nine assists.
Men: Ian Clark, a senior guard from Belmont, averaged 22 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as Belmont won both their games for the week.
Women: Kesi Hess, senior guard from Tennessee State, averaged 19.5 points and five rebounds as Tennessee State split their two games.
Men: Mike Muscala, a senior center from Bucknell, averaged 26 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in two wins as he repeated as Player of the Week.
Women: Kelsey Minato, a freshman guard from Army, averaged 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and two assists in two Army victories last week.
Men: Greg Gantt, a senior guard from Florida Atlantic, averaged 22.5 points and five rebounds for the week as his team split two contests.
Women: Chenise Miller, a junior forward from Florida Atlantic, averaged 19.5 points, 11 rebounds and 2.5 assists last week in two wins.
Men: Z. Mason, a junior forward from Chattanooga, averaged 22 points and 8.5 rebounds as Chattanooga split two games.
Women: Ali Ford, a senior guard from Elon, averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 assists as Elon won three games on the week.
Men: Nate Wolters, a senior guard from South Dakota State, averaged 17 points and 6.5 assists in two victories.
Women: Kerah Nelson, a senior forward from IUPUI, averaged 18.5 points and four rebounds last week.
West Coast Conference
Men: Tyler Haws, a sophomore guard/forward from BYU, averaged 24 points and 4.5 rebounds as the Cougars split two games.
Women: Amy Kame, a junior guard from San Diego, averaged 22 points, 5.5 assists and four rebounds as her tear split two games.
Andrew Heath and Steven Siewert are Scouts and Correspondents for NetScouts Basketball.