Utah Valley University's Ben Aird has earned the StatSheet Great West Player of the Week for the week ending March 4th. Dauson Womack has been recognized as StatSheet Great West Freshman of the Week. And last but certainly not least, New Jersey Tech's Odera Nweke is StatSheet's Great West 6th Man of the Week.
Aird was tops in the Great West in scoring (24.0 pts per game) and free throws (8.0 per game). He also put up 60% shooting and 7 rebounds per game. The Utah Valley University junior played well for the Wolverines in a win against Chicago State and a loss to North Dakota State.
Aird led the Wolverines in scoring with 25 points and added 2 blocked shots in a 63-56 loss to North Dakota State. He then added 23 points and 4 steals in a 76-69 victory over Chicago State.
This is the first time this season that Ben Aird has been named StatSheet Great West Player of the Week. However, he has been a runner-up more than once and received multiple honorable mentions. The runner-up this week is Brandon Provost, a senior from Texas-Pan American. Honorable mention goes to New Jersey Tech senior Chris Flores. Art Bernardi, who finished 10th, was the highest ranking player from Houston Baptist.
StatSheet Great West Freshman of the Week: Houston Baptist's Dauson Womack
Dauson Womack averaged 26 minutes of playing time starting both games for Houston Baptist. He bested all Great West freshmen in both rebounding (8.5 per game) and free throws (6.0 per game). In a 65-52 win over New Orleans, Womack led all scoring and rebounding for the Huskies with 15 and 12 respectively. In a 69-58 loss to New Jersey Tech, he put up 9 points and 5 rebounds.
This is the second StatSheet Great West Freshman of the Week award for Dauson Womack. The runner-up is Ky Howard from New Jersey Tech. Honorable mention goes to our own Rob Lewis.
StatSheet Great West 6th Man of the Week: New Jersey Tech's Odera Nweke
Odera Nweke, a 6-5 Sophomore forward/guard, saw 22 minutes of action during a single game for the Highlanders. In a 69-58 win over Houston Baptist, Nweke added 2 assists and 3 steals.
This makes 3 times that Odera Nweke has won the StatSheet Great West 6th Man of the Week award this season. Quentin Bastian, a junior forward from New Jersey Tech, is runner up. Josh Cleveland, a junior forward from Texas-Pan American, receives honorable mention. This now means Houston Baptist players have been named StatSheet Great West Player of the Week 4 times this season.
Tags: Art Bernardi
- Scoring: Ben Aird, Utah Valley University: 24 PPG
- Rebounding: Brandon Provost, Texas-Pan American: 10 RPG
- Assists: Jesus Delgado, Texas-Pan American: 7 APG
- Blocked Shots: Daquan Holiday, New Jersey Tech: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Ben Aird, Utah Valley University: 8 PPG
- Three Pointers: Aaron Urbanus, Texas-Pan American: 3 TPG
- Steals: Odera Nweke, New Jersey Tech: 3 SPG
, Dauson Womack
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