Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of the University of Kansas has been named NetScouts Basketball’s International Men’s Player of the Week. The senior wing from Ukraine lead his team to wins over Nebraska-Omaha (109-64) and Stanford (75-54). In those games, he filled the stat sheet averaging 20 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals on 58 percent shooting. His performance against Nebraska-Omaha was one of the best of his career as he had 26 points, (one shy of his career high), four rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals on 10-of-13 shooting. He finished the week with a solid performance in the Stanford win as he scored 14 points to go along with seven rebounds and two assists. The Jayhawks look to continue their three-game win streak as they head into Big 12 conference play this week.
Kia Nurse of the University of Connecticut has been named NetScouts Basketball’s International Women’s Player of the Week for games through December 24th. The senior guard averaged 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 71.4 percent shooting from the field and 58.3 percent from three in a pair of wins over Oklahoma (88-64) and Duquesne (104-52). Against Oklahoma the Canadian native scored 17 points to go along with a pair of rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting. That was followed up by a 24 point, five rebound outing against Duquesne in which she shot 9-of-11 from the floor including 4-of-6 on three-pointers. The UConn women have been the unanimous number one team in the country this year and will need Nurse to be an important piece of their quest for another National Championship.
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