Temple guard Khalif Wyatt has been named Men’s Player of the Week after back-to-back 20-point outings this week. The junior scored 22 in Temple’s 78-73 upset over then No. 3 Duke, followed by a career high 28 point performance against Dayton. Wyatt was big for the Owls down the stretch against Dayton, scoring 11 of his 28 points in the final 3:15 of the game.
Senior forward Tara Booker earned herself Women’s Player of the Week honors after two stellar performances for George Washington. Booker is a threat to score from anywhere on the court which she displayed in the team’s victories over American (60-49) and Fordham (54-43). Over the two games Booker averaged 19 points while shooting an impressive 59.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from three point range.
Phil Martin of UC Riverside has been named Men’s Player of the Week as the senior guard averaged 25 points and more than 4 rebounds in three games this week. In the team’s 60-58 victory at UC Davis, Martin accounted for the game-winning points and helped hold the Aggies without a field goal for the final 3:50.
UC Irvine’s Anete Klintsone guided her team to a pair of Big West victories last week, earning her Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. The junior started the week with a career high 21 point effort in a 77-75 overtime victory over Pacific. Two days later Klintsone posted a career-best eight rebounds to go along with 16 points in UC Irvine’s 60-54 win over UC Davis. For the week, Klintsone, a native of Latvia, averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field.
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Keith Rendleman of UNC Wilmington has earned himself Men’s Player of the Week after leading his team to a 3-0 week. The junior forward averaged 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds including double-doubles in wins over Delaware and Northeastern. Rendleman posted a career-high 18 rebounds against Delaware and also had a team-high 19 points and eight boards in a win over Hofstra. This season Rendleman has 7 double-doubles and shot 61.3% from the floor last week.
Hofstra forward Shante Evans received Women’s Player of the Week honors after averaging 21.5 points and 12 rebounds for the Pride. Evans recorded back-to-back double-doubles this week as she helped her team take down Drexel and William & Mary. With 40 career double-doubles, the junior forward ranks fifth nationally among active players.
Senior point guard A.J. Rompza has earned himself Men’s Player of the Week after his efficient week for the UCF Knights. Rompza shot a blistering 76.9 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from three-point range in victories over East Carolina (81-63) and Tulane (60-53). Over the two games Rompza averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 assists, 5.0 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game.
UTEP forward Gloria Brown has been named Women’s Player of the Week after helped UTEP open the 2012 C-USA schedule with wins against SMU and Memphis. The senior averaged 12.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 2.5 steals in just 23.5 minutes.
Wright State scoring machine Julius Mays has been named Men’s Player of the Week after two 20-plus point scoring nights for the Raiders. Mays eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fifth time in six games, scoring 24 points in a 63-62 loss to Butler and followed up the effort with 21 in a 73-55 victory over Valparaiso. Currently Mays leads the Horizon League in scoring during conference play with 18 points per game.
Green Bay’s senior Julie Wojta earned herself Women’s Player of the Week honors after setting a conference record for steals in a game with 12 against in-state rival Milwaukee. She also contributed with 27 points in Green Bay’s 88-53 victory. Wojta has recorded seven double-doubles already this season.
Creighton star Doug McDermott (pictured on left) has earned himself Men’s Player of the Week after averaging 34.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two victories last week. The sophomore forward shot 77.1 percent from the field, 60 percent from three-point range and was perfect from the free throw line. On Saturday, McDermott had a career-high 44 points to go with eight rebounds in a 92-83 road win at Bradley.
Senior guard Jaleshia Roberson has been named the Women’s Player of the Week after leading Missouri State to wins over Creighton and Drake last week. Roberson averaged 23.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 70 percent from the floor. Roberson’s 47 points for the week came on just 20 field goal attempts, beginning with 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Creighton.
TCU sophomore Amric Fields has been named the Men’s Player of the Week after recording a season-high 18 points in a 78-74 victory over Rice. Fields made 7-of-11 (.636) field-goal attempts, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range, while adding two assists and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench. He scored five of the Horned Frogs’ final nine points, hitting a 3-pointer to give TCU a three-point edge at the 1:30 mark before adding two free throws on the following possession to push the Frogs’ advantage to five with less than a minute remaining.
Boise State guard Kati Isham has earned Women’s Player of the Week honors after leading the Broncos to a 56-53 road win at New Mexico State in Boise State’s only game of the week. The senior scored a season-high 23 points while tying her career-high with six rebounds to go along with two assists.
Davidson forward Jake Cohen has been named the Men’s Player of the Week for his performances in wins over UNCG and Georgia Southern. After scoring nine points in just 14 minutes of action against the Spartans, Cohen turned in a career performance against Georgia Southern with 29 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs. Cohen missed just two total shots against the Eagles as he was 8-of-9 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free throw line.
Appalachian State junior Courtney Freeman has been named the Women’s Player of the Week. Freeman recorded a career-high 23 points in Monday’s 81-66 win over UNCG while shooting 76.9 percent from the field. The Carlton, Ga., native is second in scoring for Appalachian State averaging 14 points per game, which puts her sixth in the league.
Saint Mary’s forward Rob Jones has been named the Men’s Player of the Week after his dominant performance against San Diego. In his first game of the week Jones scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field to help the Gaels defeat USD 78-72. On Monday Jones contributed with 18 points in Saint Mary’s 87-72 rout of San Francisco.
San Diego senior Dominique Conners is the Women’s Player of the Week thanks to her big night against Saint Mary’s. The guard scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 77-60 win over the Gaels marking the fifth game this season that Conners has scored 20 or more points. For the season, Conners leads the Toreros with 16.2 points per game.
Nevada guard Deonte Burton has been named the Men’s Player of the Week after averaging 25.5 points this week in his team’s first two conference games. The sophomore from Los Angeles led the Wolf Pack to two road wins including a 78-71 victory over Utah State which snapped the Aggies’ 33-game WAC home win steak. Burton played all 40 minutes of the game and dished out five assists and grabbed three rebounds to go along with his 25 points.
San Jose State senior Sara Plavljanin has been named the Women’s Player of the Week after doing a little bit of everything during the Spartans two game road trip. The Zagreb, Croatia native averaged 15.0 points 8.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals as the Spartans went 2-0 on the week sweeping a road trip for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Against Utah State Plavljanin recorded her first career double-double, grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with a career-high seven assists in the 57-45 victory.
Michael Plesha is a Correspondent for NetScouts Basketball.