NC-Double-Eh Players of the Week – Jan. 18
Kyle Wiltjer, Jamal Murray, Jame Weisner and Bridget Carleton all had weeks to remember to earn NC-Double-Eh weekly honors …
Men’s Men’s Player of the Week – Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
Kyle Wiltjer is looking like he’s trying to set himself up for one of those post season awards. This past week he averaged 30 points, 6.5 reounds and 1 steals in 32.5 minutes for Gonzaga on his way to earning NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week honors.
In Gonzaga’s 69-68 loss to BYU Jan. 14, Wiltjer went for a season high 35 points while adding 10 rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes. He shot 11-of-23 from the floor, 4-of-8 from the three line and 9-of-12 from the stripe.
In the Zags’ 88-52 victory two days later against San Diego Wiltjer had 25 points, 3 rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes. He shot 10-of-15 from the floor, making both his three balls, and 3-of-4 from the line.
On the season Wiltjer is averaging 22.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists in 33.5 minutes. He’s shooting 49.1% from the field, 43.7% from the trey and 87.2% from the free throw line.
Honorable Mention: Dyshawn Pierre, Dayton – 21.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 3.5 threes made, 32.5 mpg, two games.
Men’s Newcomer of the Week – Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Jamal Murray is having a dream season for the Kentucky Wildcats and this week was no different. In the team’s two games Murray averaged an un-freshman like 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 steals in 36 minutes per game on his way to being names our NC-Double-Eh Men’s Newcomer of the Week.
On Jan. 12, Murray had 22 points, 1 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal in 36 minutes in the Wildcats’ 80-74 win over Mississippi St. He also shot 7-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-11 from the three line.
On Jan. 16 in the Cats’ 75-70 loss to Auburn, Murray was equally as good in defeat going for 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals in 36 minutes. He shot 8-of-22 from the field including making four of his 10 treys.
On the season Murray is averaging 17.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.8 minutes. He’s shooting 42.1% from the floor, 38.7% from the three and 76.2 from the line.
Honorable Mention: Elijah Long, Mount St Mary’s – 8.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 3.5 spg, 29.5 mpg in two games.
Women’s Player of the Week – Jamie Weisner, Oregon St
Jamie Weisner has been every bit a senior leader for the Oregon St Beavers that people expected. In OSU’s wins this past week she’s averaging 16.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals in 35.5 minutes to earn NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week.
In OSU’s 70-48 win over California Jan. 15, Weisner had 16 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block in 36 mins. She shot 7-of-11 from the floor and converted one of her two free throws.
In the Beavers’ 58-50 win Jan. 17 over Stanford, Weisner had 18 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists and 4 steals in 35 mins. Again she shot 7-of-11 from the floor and made three of her four free throws.
For the year, Weisner is averaging 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1 steal in 30 minutes a game. She shooting 49.5% from the floor, 39.7% from three and 91.2% from the line, which is good for fifth best in the NCAA.
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Mathurin, NC State – 17 ppg, 6 rpg, 4 made threes, 30 mpg, two games.
Women’s Newcomer of the Week – Bridget Carleton, Iowa St
Bridget Carleton continues to have a spectacular freshman season for Iowa St and has earned this week’s NC-Double-Eh Women’s Newcomer of the Week.
In the Cyclones’ lone game last week on Jan. 17, Carleton was brilliant in the 69-66 loss to Texas Tech. In 37 minutes, she ha 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist. She shot 7-of-11 from the floor including making 2-of-4 threes.
For the season, Carleton is averaging 13.2 points, 6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one block in 31 minutes per contest. She’s shooting 42.4% from the floor, 39.7% from the behind the arc and 81.3% from the free throw line.
Honorable Mention: Ashley Polacek, Central Florida – 7 ppg, 1 rpg, 2.5 apg in 15 mpg in two games.