Kitchener, ON's Jamal Murray. (PHOTO: Associated Press)

Kitchener, ON’s Jamal Murray. (PHOTO: Associated Press)

NC-Double-Eh Men’s Player of the Week – Jamal Murray, Kentucky

Jamal Murray turned in another great week for Coach Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats helping them split two games.  He averaged 28 points, 6.5 rebounds and a block in 37 minutes of action.  He shot 19-of-34 from the floor, 8-of-15 from the three and 10-of-12 from the free throw line to earn SEC Freshman of the Week as well as NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week.

In Kentucky’s 78-53 win over Alabama February 23, Murray had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steal and 2 blocks in 37 minutes.  He shot 7-of-14 from the floor, 2-of-5 from the trey and 7-of-8 from the line.

In the Wildcats’ 74-62 loss to Vanderbilt four days later, Murray had 33 points, 9 rebounds and an assist in 37 minutes.  He shot 12-of-20 from the field, including 6-of-10 from behind the arc, and he made 3 of his 4 free throws.

For the year, Murray is averaging 19.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.9 minutes per contest.  He’s shooting 44.9% from the floor, 41.2% from the three and 78.1% from the foul line.

Honorable Mention: Stefan Jankovic, Hawaii – 20 ppg, 8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2 spg, 1.5 bpg, 30 mpg in two games. 


NC-Double-Eh Men’s Rookie of the Week – Jamal Murray, Kentucky

See above.  He was that good again.

Honorable Mention:  Joseph Chartouny, Fordham – 17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 8.5 apg, 3 spg, 34 mpg in two games. 


Humbolt, SK's Paige Crozon.  (PHOTO: Rich Egan, Salt Lake Tribune)

Humbolt, SK’s Paige Crozon. (PHOTO: Rich Egan, Salt Lake Tribune)

NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week – Paige Crozon, Utah

Junior Paige Crozon has been steadily having a solid season for Utah.  In the Lady Utes two games this past week she averaged 19.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and an assist in 37.5 minutes of action.  She shot 13-of-23 from the field, 5-of-13 from behind the arc and she made 8-of-11 from the line on her way to earning NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week honors.

In Utah’s 73-60 loss to Washington February 25, Crozon had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 35 minutes.  She shot 4-of-17 from the floor and made her two free throws.

In the Utes’ next game three days later, Crozon had a season high 28 points mad 16 rebounds in 40 minutes of action en route to a 75-69 win over Washington.  She shot 6-of-9 from the floor, 4-of-7 from the trey and 6-of-9 from the free throw.

On the season, Crozon is averaging 12.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and a steal in 29 minutes of action.  She’s shooting 38.7% from the floor, including 35.5% from the trey, as well as 84.5% from the line.

Honorable Mention: Nirra Fields, UCLA – 18.5 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg, 3 spg, 30.5 mpg in two games.


Toronto's Angela Ribarich. (PHOTO: Lafayette Athletics)

Toronto’s Angela Ribarich. (PHOTO: Lafayette Athletics)

NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week – Angela Ribirach, Lafayette

Angela Ribarich saved her best week for the one of the last of the regular season.  The Lafayette freshman averaged 15.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 21 minutes of action.  She shot 10-of-26 and 11-of-15 from the stripe to earn NC-Double-Eh Women’s Rookie of the Week.

In Lafayette’s February 24 69-55 loss to Bucknell Ribarich’s had 15 points, 1 steal and 1 block in 19 minutes off the bench.  She shot -of-14 from the field and made all three of her shots from the stripe.

In the Leopards’ 70-55 loss to Colgate three days later, Ribarich had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes of action.  She shot 4-of-12 from the floor and made 8 of her 12 free throws.

For the season, Ribarich is averaging 6.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 15 minutes.  She’s shooting 39.2% from the floor and 77.8% from the line.

Honorable Mention: Candice Wright, Vermont – 10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 13 mpg in two games.

Ray Bala

Written by Ray Bala

Can Ball Ray has been a freelance writer for a few years and Canadian basketball junkie since the he found out Rowan Barrett was heading to St. John's on a full ride. He's spent many sleepness nights and many billable hours searching and tracking the many Canucks that play basketball online. When he's not writing about the game in Canada he's looking for new basketball sneakers or searching for vintage Nike Flight suits online ... or changing diapers.


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