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Carson Puriefoy earned his first career America East Player of the Week honor Monday.
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Big Games Lead Puriefoy, Yacob to America East Menís Basketball Weekly Awards

Release: 02/24/2014
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - High-scoring efforts by Stony Brook's Carson Puriefoy and Binghamton's Yosef Yacob led the tandem to America East's men's basketball weekly awards Monday as they led their teams to wins last week:

Player of the Week
Carson Puriefoy, So., Guard, Stony Brook

  • Averaged 18.0 points and 2.5 assists in two Stony Brook wins last week.
  • Had 12 points and three assists in victory over UMBC Wednesday.
  • Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in a win over Maine Sunday.
  • First-ever Player of the Week award.
Rookie of the Week
Yosef Yacob, Fr., Guard, Binghamton
  • Averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a 1-1 week for the Bearcats.
  • Scored a game-high 20 points in a win over UMBC Saturday and sank a key free throw with 20 seconds left.
  • Had 12 points and four boards in a loss to Albany Wednesday.
  • Second Rookie of the Week honor of year and seventh overall for Binghamton.

Around the League

  • Vermont (13-1), winner of eight straight and 15 of its last 16 games, sits atop the conference standings at 13-1.
  • Stony Brook (12-2) is in second place and has secured its fourth 20-win season in the last five years.
  • Vermont and Stony Brook will meet for first place on Thursday on ESPN3.
  • A Catamount win gives them the league's regular-season title while a Seawolf win would create a tie atop the standings, but Stony Brook would hold the tiebreaker (sweep of Vermont) with one game remaining.
  • SBU and Vermont are receiving votes in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25.
  • Vermont's plus-22.0 scoring margin in conference play is the best in the country.
  • Hartford (8-6) and Albany (8-6) are tied for fourth place.
  • UMass Lowell (7-8) is in fifth place and is assured to finish no worse than fifth.
  • Vermont's Brian Voelkel sits in third place on America East's all-time rebound list Saturday and has 1,128 for his career.
  • Voelkel is also just 11 assists away from moving into the conference's top five all time in assists.
  • He is the only play in NCAA Division I history with 1,000 rebounds and 600 assists.
  • Stony Brook's Jameel Warney leads the nation shooting 63.9 percent from the field.
  • Binghamton and UMBC has surpassed their win totals from last season.
  • America East is youth driven as seven of the top 15 scorers are freshmen or sophomores.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Nov. 11 - Player of the Week: Anthony Jackson, Stony Brook
          Rookie of the Week: Nick Madray, Binghamton
Nov. 18 - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Chris Pelcher, UNH
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC   
Nov. 25 - Player of the Week: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
          Rookie of the Week: Magnus Richards, Binghamton      
Dec. 2  - Player of the Week: Peter Hooley, Albany
          Rookie of the Week: Kurt Steidl, Vermont
Dec. 9  - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Mark Nwakamma, Hartford
          Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton    
Dec. 16 - Player of the Week: Sam Rowley, Albany
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC  
Dec. 23 - Player of the Week: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook/Sandro Carissimo, Vermont
          Rookie of the Week: Dallas Ennema, Albany
Dec. 30 - Player of the Week: Dimitry Akanda-Coronel, Maine
          Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton
Jan.  6 - Player of the Week: Dimitry Akanda-Coronel, Maine
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Jan. 13 - Player of the Week: Akeem Williams, UMass Lowell
          Rookie of the Week: Yosef Yacob, Binghamton
Jan. 20 - Player of the Week: Gary Johnson, Albany
          Rookie of the Week: Ahmad Walker, Stony Brook
Jan. 27 - Co-Players of the Week: Wes Cole, Hartford/Chris Pelcher, UNH
          Rookie of the Week: Ahmad Walker, Stony Brook
Feb. 3  - Player of the Week: Xavier Pollard, Maine
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Feb. 10 - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Sandro Carissimo, Vermont
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC
Feb. 17 - Player of the Week: Mark Nwakamma, Hartford
          Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton
Feb. 24 - Player of the Week: Carson Puriefoy
          Rookie of the Week: Yosef Yacob, Binghamton

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