Courtesy: America East Communications

4 Teams Off to 2-0 #AEHoops Starts as Thomas, Muhammad Earn Week #9 Honors

Release: 01/09/2017

BOSTON - Conference play kicked off for all nine America East men's basketball programs last week and UMBC, UMass Lowell, Stony Brook and Vermont are all off to 2-0 starts. Here are the week #9 award winners:

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

  • Averaged 20.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in leading UMass Lowell to a 2-0 start in league play with wins over Albany and Binghamton.
  • Shot 71 percent from the field (17-of-24).
  • Contributed 13 points, five rebounds and eight assists in a win over Albany Thursday.
  • Set new career highs in points (28) and rebounds (15) and added five assists in a victory at Binghamton Sunday.
  • This is his second-consecutive Player of the Week award and second of his career.

Rookie of the Week
Fard Muhammad, Binghamton - Fr., Guard, Windemere, Fla.

  • Averaged an America East-rookie best 13.0 points per game in two contests last week. 
  • Pulled down 4.0 rebounds per contest.
  • Scored 16 points and added four boards at UMBC Wednesday.
  • This is his first career Rookie of the Week honor.

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
Jan. 9 - Player of the Week: Jahad Thomas, UMass LowellRookie of the Week: Fard Muhammad, Binghamton

 

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