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American Athletic Conference Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors – Feb. 23

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending Feb. 22.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Austin Nichols • So. • F • Memphis

Nichols, who had missed Memphis’ previous two games due to an ankle injury, returned the lineup to help the Tigers to a 2-0 week with wins against UConn and UCF. He averaged 18.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks in the two games, including a 16-point, eight-rebound, seven-block effort in a 75-72 win against the Huskies. He had 20 points with seven rebounds and three blocks in a 75-65 overtime win against the Knights. Nichols leads the Tigers in scoring for the season at 13.7 points per game and is the American Athletic Conference leader in blocks (3.5 per game).

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Daniel Hamilton • Fr. • F/G • UConn

Hamilton had a breakout week for UConn as he averaged 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in two games. He led all scorers with 25 points to go with 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 75-72 loss at Memphis and had seven points with nine rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and three steals in a 67-60 win against Tulane.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Gary Clark • Fr. • G • Cincinnati

Averaged 12.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, shooting .611 from the field (11-of-18) in a 1-1 week.

Amida Brimah • So. • C • UConn

Averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and shot .929 from the field (13-of-14) in a 1-1 week.

Corey Allen Jr. • Sr. • G • USF

Averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week.

Nic Moore • Jr. • G • SMU

Scored 18 points with four assists and three steals in a 67-58 win against Temple.

James Woodard • Jr. • G • Tulsa

Averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week.

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