After some big weeks from our Canadian ballers in the NCAA we have chosen the players who we have named our NC-Double-Eh Players of the Week …
Men’s Player of the Week
Dyshawn Pierre, Dayton
Whitby, ON’s Dyshawn Pierre is looking more like a burgeoning do-it-all star in the Atlantic 10 Conference after his last week. In the Dayton’s two games he averaged 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 34 minutes. He shot 8-of-18 from the floor, 4-of-9 from the three and 7-of-7 from the line on his way to be named NC-Double-Eh Men’s Player of the Week.
In Dayton’s tough 66-64 loss to Massachusetts on January 29 Pierre had 7 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and a steal in 38 minutes.
In the Flyers’ 101-77 win over Fordham three days later Pierre had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal in 30 minutes. He shot 5-of-8 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from the behind the arc, and a perfect 7-of-7 from the line.
On the season Pierre is averaging 12.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3 assists in 31.1 minutes while shooting 48% from the floor, 30.2% from the three and 65.9% from the line.
Maurice Walker, Minnesota – 14 ppg, 6 rpg, 1.5 spg, 11-of-20 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs in 26.5 mpg in two games.
Men’s Rookie of the Week
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida St
Xavier Rathan-Mayes continues his push as one of the premier freshman in the always tough Atlantic Coast Conference. In Florida St’s two games last week he averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists in 41 minutes. He shot 10-of-23 from the floor and 4-of-8 from the line to be named the NC-Double-Eh Men’s Rookie of the Week.
In the Seminoles’ 82-76 double overtime win over Wake Forest January 28 Rathan-Mayes had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in 47 minutes. He shot 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line.
In FSU’s upset win over Miami (FL) February 1, Rathan-Mayes had 5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes.
On the season, Rathan-Mayes is averaging 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steal in 34.2 minutes. He’s shooting 41.6% from the floor and 70.5% from the line.
Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso – 12 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1 apg, 3 spg, 6-of-12 FGs, 3-of-9 3-PT FGs, 7-of-11 FTs, 28 mpg in two games.
Women’s Player of the Week
Nirra Fields, UCLA
Nirra Field’s continues to be the bright spot on a UCLA team that has had a roller coast of a season. In Bruins’ lone game last week Fields was brilliant in defeat to earn the NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week.
In UCLA’s tight 67-65 loss to Oregon, Fields had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals in 36 minutes. She shot 5-of-13 from the floor including 3-of-4 from the line.
For the season, Fields is averaging 15 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 steals in 32.2 minutes per game.
Victoria Rampado, Niagara – 13 ppg, 7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.5 spg. 1 bpg, 7-of-18 FGs, 1-of-2 3-PT FGs, 11-of-14 FTs, 25 mpg in two games.
Women’s Rookie of the Week
Megan Smith, Robert Morris
Freshman Megan Smith has been a playing like a veteran since being inserted into the starting lineip for Robert Morris. In her team’s two games last week she averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1 steal in 29 minutes. She shot 9-of-15 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line to earn NC-Double-Eh Women’s Rookie of the Week.
In Robert Morris’ 68-44 win over Mount St. Mary’s January 26 Smith had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal in 28 minutes. She shot 5-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe in the victory.
In the Colonials’ 87-84 win over Bryant five days later Smith had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 30 minutes. In the game she shot 4-of-6 from the floor as well as 2-of-2 from the line.
On the season Smith is averaging 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24.5 minutes. She is shooting 39.6% from the field, 37% from the three and 69.2 from the line.
Adut Bulgak, Florida St – 12 pts, 9 rebs, 2 blks, 4-of-6 FGs, 2-of-2 3-PT FGs, 2-of-2 FTs in 25 mins in one game.