The following are NetScouts Basketball’s major conference players of the week for games through December 16, 2012.
Richard Howell, a 6’8 senior forward from North Carolina State is our Men’s Player of the Week. Howell filled the stat sheet against Norfolk State with 12 points, 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks in the 84-62 win. The 19 rebounds was a career high for the senior.
Georgia Tech junior guard Tyaunna Marshall is NetScouts Basketball’s Women’s Player of the Week. Marshall matched a career-high 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 76-49 win over Alcorn State. She added five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.
Mike Powell, a sophomore point guard from Rhode Island is our Men’s Player of the Week. Powell shot 3-of- 3 from 3-point range, 7-of-7 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead Rhode Island to a 72-50 victory against SMU in the Rams only action of the week.
Alaina Walker, a 5’9 senior guard from St. Bonaventure is our Women’s Player of the Week. Walker scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 66-44 win over Canisius.
Baylor freshman center, Isaiah Austin, is NetScouts Basketball’s Big 12 Men’s Player of the Week. Austin posted his second career double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds in a victory over Lamar.
Baylor junior guard, Odyssey Sims is our Big 12 Women’s Player of the Week. Sims returned from an injury to lead the Bears with 27 points, 6 steals, and 6 assists in a victory over Oral Roberts.
DePaul junior guard Brandon Young is NetScouts Basketball’s Big East Player of the Week. The junior averaged 16.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 54% from the field in the Blue Demons’ two wins. Young reached the 1,000 point milestone against Arizona St. on Wednesday becoming the 48th player in DePaul’s history to reaching that mark. He finished the game totaling 18 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds in the 78-61 win over the Sun Devils. Against in-state rival Northern Illinois on Sunday, Young hit a pair of free throws in crunch time to seal a 69-64 win, DePaul’s sixth straight win. Young led the Blue Demons with 15 points and 5 assists.
Anna Martin, DePaul senior guard, is the Women’s Big East Player of the Week. Martin lead DePaul in their two victories this week. She scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in the Blue Demons’ win over Milwaukee last Tuesday. Against Northern Illinois, Martin totaled 15 points, 4 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. She shot 58.6% from the floor in the two wins, and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
Trey Burke, Michigan, a 6’0″ sophomore point guard is our Men’s Player of the Week. Burke has been the focal point of the Michigan offense that has gone 11-0 and ranks #2 in the nation. During the week, he averaged 23.0 ppg, 6.5 apg, and 4.5 rpg, leading the Wolverines to wins over Binghamton and West Virginia. The sophomore shot an outstanding 71.4% from the field and posted an amazing 13.0 assist to turnover ratio. For the season, Burke leads the Big Ten with 7.0 apg and is third in scoring, at 18.0 ppg, and is quickly becoming one of the better scoring point guards in the country.
Jacki Gulczynski, Wisconsin, a 6’1″ sophomore forward is our Women’s Player of the Week. The unheralded Gulczynski may be an unlikely candidate for this award, but the sophomore forward turned-in an outstanding week, netting double-doubles in both Wisconsin victories (Florida Atlantic and Eastern Illinois). For the week, she averaged 20.0 ppg and 12.0 rpg, which were drastically higher than the 9.1 ppg/5.4 rpg that she is averaging on the season.
NetScouts Basketball’s Pac-12 Men’s Player of the Week is Oregon State’s junior shooting guard, Roberto Nelson. The 6’3 Nelson averaged 25 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in victories against Chicago State and Portland State. He scored 34 points vs. Chicago State hitting 6-of-7 from behind the arc.
Our Women’s Player of the Week is UCLA guard/forward, Markel Walker. Walker averaged 12 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 2.5 steals as the #12 Bruins defeated St. Mary’s and St. John’s at the Holiday Festival in New York.
Trae Golden, a 6’2 junior guard from Tennessee is our SEC Men’s Player of the Week. After Tennessee averaged a mere 37 points in their two prior games leading up to a matchup with #23 Wichita St., Golden scored 25 points and dished out five assists to lead his team to a much needed win.
Hasina Muhammad, a 6’1 sophomore guard from Auburn is NetScouts Basetball’s SEC Women’s Player of the Week. Muhammad averaged 18.5 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals, and 2.5 blocks over two games. Muhammad scored a career high 21 points in a win at George Washington. Her play has helped Auburn start the year with an 8-2 record.