PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending Dec. 14.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Amida Brimah • So. • C • UConn
Brimah scored a career-high 40 points, finishing two points shy of the American Athletic Conference record, in UConn’s 106-85 win against Coppin State. Brimah was 13-of-13 from the field, setting an American Athletic Conference single-game record for the most field goals without a miss. He was 14-of-16 from the free throw line (.875) and added 12 rebounds, three blocks and a steal. Brimah leads The American in field goal percentage (.698) and is second in blocks (2.9 bpg).
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
B.J. Tyson • Fr. • G • East Carolina
Tyson came off the bench to help East Carolina to a 70-58 win against James Madison. He scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 25 minutes. Despite coming off the bench in all 10 games, Tyson is ranked third in the American Athletic Conference in scoring this season with 15.5 points per game.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Ryan Boatright • Sr. • G • UConn
Scored 22 points with four rebounds and three assists in a 106-85 win against Coppin State.
Daniel Hamilton • Fr. • G/F • UConn
Had 11 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals in a 106-85 win against Coppin State.
Terry Whisnant • Jr. • G • East Carolina
Had career highs of 24 points and seven rebounds in a 70-58 win against James Madison.
Caleb White • So. • G • East Carolina
Scored 16 points, all in the second half, in a 70-58 win against James Madison.
Keith Frazier • So. • G • SMU
Scored 20 points with five rebounds in an 80-73 overtime win against UC Santa Barbara.