Courtesy: America East Communications

Thomas, Fleming Garner Week #8 Men's #AEHoops Accolades

Release: 01/02/2017

BOSTON - The final non-conference games of the 2016-17 regular season take place Monday and conference play kicks off on Thursday. America East teams have combined for 62 non-league wins this season, the league's most in seven seasons. Here are the week #8 award winners:

Player of the Week
Jahad Thomas, UMass Lowell - Jr., Forward, Williamsport, Pa.

  • Matched his career high by scoring 27 points in leading UMass Lowell to an overtime win at Cornell Thursday.
  • Hit a career high 11 field goals on just 15 attempts.
  • Added seven rebounds and four assists.
  • This is his first career Player of the Week award.

Rookie of the Week
Andrew Fleming, Maine - Fr., Forward, South Paris, Maine

  • Tallied his third-straight double-double scoring 14 points and adding 12 rebounds at Buffalo on Friday.
  • Shot 7-of-14 from the field.
  • This is Fleming's third Rookie of the Week award of the season (12/5, 12/26).

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
Dec. 19 - Player of the Week: Jalen Ross, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Anthony Lamb, Vermont
Dec. 26 - Player of the Week: Jairus Lyles, UMBCRookie of the Week: Andrew Fleming, Maine
Jan 2 - Player of the Week: Jahad Thomas, UMass LowellRookie of the Week: Andrew Fleming, Maine