PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending Jan. 4.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Stark • So. • G • Tulane
Stark helped Tulane to a 2-0 start in American Athletic Conference play as he averaged a league-leading 23.0 points in road wins against East Carolina and Memphis. He scored 22 points with four rebounds and three assists in a 67-59 victory against the Pirates and had 24 points with four rebounds and four assists in a 74-66 victory against the Tigers — Tulane’s first win at Memphis since 1992. Stark shot .567 from the field (17-of-30) and .636 from 3-point range (7-of-11) in the two wins and is averaging 13.2 points per game for the season.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Adonys Henriquez • Fr. • G • UCF
Henriquez averaged 15.5 points, good for fourth among all American Athletic Conference players, and 3.0 assists in two games last week. He scored a team-high 17 points in a 56-54 loss to Tulsa and had 14 in an 84-78 setback at Temple. Henriquez is averaging 11.9 points per game this season, which ranks third among freshmen in The American.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Farad Cobb • Jr. • G • Cincinnati
Averaged 13.5 points and shot .556 from the field (10-of-18) in a 2-0 week.
Austin Nichols • So. • F • Memphis
Averaged 21.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in a 1-1 week.
Nic Moore • Jr. • G • SMU
Averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 assists in a 1-1 week.
Jaylen Bond • Jr. • F • Temple
Averaged 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in a 2-0 week.
Shaquille Harrison • Jr. • G • Tulsa
Averaged 20.0 points and 2.5 steals, shooting .609 from the field (14-of-23) in a 2-0 week.