The NC-Double-Eh Players of the Week – March 7
NC-Double-Eh Men’s Player of the Week – Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Jamal Murray has just about locked up his spot in the NBA Draft Lottery in June with another great week. In Kentucky’s two games he averaged 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4 assists in 35.5 minutes of action. He shot 11-of-22 from the field, 8-of-14 from behind the three and 13-of-17 from the line on his way to being named to the USA Today All America 2nd Team and is our NC-Double-Eh Men’s Player and Rookie for the Week.
In Kentucky’s 88-79 win over Florida March 1, Murray had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and a block in 39 minutes. He shot 5-of-10 from the floor, 4-of-6 from the arc and 7-of-10 from the line.
In the Wildcats’ 94-77 win over LSU four days later Murray just about equalled his totals from his previous game going for 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 32 minutes. He shot 6-of-12 from the field, 4-of-8 from three and 6-of-7 from the stripe.
On the year Murray is averaging 20 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and a steal in 34.9 minutes. He’s shooting 45.1% from the floor, 42.1% from behind the trey and 77.9% from the foul line.
Honorable Mention: Agunwa Okolie, Harvard – 14 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 35 mpg in two games.
NC-Double-Eh Men’s Rookie of the Week – Jamal Murray, Kentucky
See above. Again.
Honorable Mention: Obi Okolie, Brown – 15 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1 spg, 36.5 mpg in two games.
NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week – Jamie Weisner, Oregon St
Jamie Weisner had another great week helping the Oregon St Beavers to the PAC-12 championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The recently named conference player of the year averaged 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 35.6 minutes in three games. She shot 23-of-42 from the floor, 10-of-18 from the three and 3-of-4 from the line to earn our NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week.
In Oregon St’s 63-53 win over USC March 4 to start the PAC-12 Tournament, Weisner had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 33 minutes. She shot 8-of-14 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the three.
In the Beavers’ game the following day Weisner was equally brilliant in a tough 57-55 win over Washington. She had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists playing all 40 minutes. She shot 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-8 from behind the arc.
In the conference tournament’s championship game March 6, Weisner had 19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 34 minutes in OSU’s 69-57 win over UCLA. She shot 7-of-15 from the line, 2-of-5 from the trey and 3-of-4 from the stripe on her way to being named PAC-12 Tournament MVP.
On the season, Weisner is averaging 17.3 points, 5.5 rebonds, 2.2 assists and a steal in 31.4 minutes. She shooting 48.6% from the floor, 44.5% from the trey and 87.4% from the line.
Honorable Mention: Ruth Hamblin, Oregon St – 16.7 ppg,14.7 rpg, 3.7 bpg, 23-of-36 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs, 33.7 mpg in three games.
NC-Double-Eh Women’s Rookie of the Week – Erika Steeves, Brown
Erika Steeves had quietly been having a very solid freshman season for Brown. This past week she averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 28.5 minutes in two games. She shot 11-of-20 from the floor, 8-of-12 from behind the arc amd 4-of-5 from the line on her way to being named NC-Double-Eh Women’s Rookie of the Week.
In Brown’s 91-64 win over Columbia on March 4, Steeves had 14 pts, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in 25 minutes of action. She shot 4-of-7 from the field, 4-of-6 from the three and was 2-of-2 from the line.
In the Bear’s 91-69 win over Cornell the next day Steeves had a season high 20 points and 11 rebounds to go with an assist and a steal in her 33 minutes. She shot 7-of-13 from the field, 4-of-6 from the trey and 2-of-3 from the stripe.
On the year she’s averaging 8 points, 6.1 rebounds and an assist in 28 minutes. She’s shooting 44.4% from the floor, including 41.7% from behind the arc, and 78.1% from the stripe.
Honorable Mention: Loysha Morris, Memphis – 8 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1.5 spg, 6-of-15 FGs, 4-of-5 3PT FGs, 17.5 mpg in two games.