Courtesy: America East Communications

Cremo, Smith Share Week #5 Men's #AEHoops Player of Week Honors

Release: 12/12/2016

BOSTON - Albany, Maine and New Hampshire all went 2-0 last week while Hartford picked up the program’s first win over an ACC program with its win at Boston College. The Wildcats' 7-3 start is their best since the 1994-95 season. Here are the week #5 award winners:

Co-Player of the Week
Joe Cremo, Albany - So., Guard, Scotia, N.Y.

  • Averaged 26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in leading Albany to a pair of wins last week.  
  • Scored 24 points to go with six rebounds and seven assists in a win over Marist Wednesday.
  • Scored a career-high 29 points in a victory at Colgate Saturday. 
  • This is Cremo's second Player of the Week honor of the season and his career (11/14/16). 

Co-Player of the Week
Jaleen Smith, New Hampshire - Sr., Guard, Freeport, Texas

  • Averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in leading UNH to a pair of road wins last week.  
  • Contributed 20 points and six assists in a win at American Wednesday.
  • Scored a career-high 28 points and added seven rebounds in a win at Bryant Saturday.
  • This is Smith's first career Player of the Week honor.

Rookie of the Week
Akwasi Yeboah, Stony Brook - R-Fr., Guard, Chigwell, England

  • Averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in a pair of games last week.
  • Scored a then career-high 16 points and added six rebounds in a win over Lehigh Tuesday.
  • Set a new career high by scoring 18 points vs. Rutgers Saturday.

Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 14 - Player of the Week: Joe Cremo, Albany; Rookie of the Week: Anthony Lamb, Vermont
Nov. 21 - Player of the Week: Jairus Lyles, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Arkel Lamar, UMBC
Nov. 28 - Co-Players of the Week: David Nichols, Albany & Tanner Leissner, New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Anthony Lamb, Vermont
Dec. 5 - Player of the Week: Bobby Ahearn, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Andrew Fleming, Maine
Dec. 12 - Co-Player of the Week: Joe Cremo, Albany & Jaleen Smith, New Hampshire; Rookie of the Week: Akwasi Yeboah, Stony Brook