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. 15.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Will Cummings • Sr. • G • Temple
Cummings helped Temple to a pair of wins last week as the Owls extended their winning streak to seven games with victories against Cincinnati and East Carolina. He averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in the two games. He scored 21 points with five assists, four steals and three rebounds in a 75-59 win against Cincinnati and had 17 points with seven rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals in a 66-53 win against East Carolina. Cummings leads the Owls in scoring at 13.7 points per game and has helped Temple to a 13-3 record in the Owls’ last 16 games.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
B.J. Tyson • Fr. • G • East Carolina
Tyson came off the bench to average 16.0 points and 3.5 rebounds and shoot .583 from the field (14-of-24) in a 1-1 week for the Pirates. He had 23 points with five rebounds in a 64-53 win against Memphis and added nine points in a 66-53 loss at Temple. Tyson is ranked second among American Athletic Conference freshmen in scoring at 12.6 ppg.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Kasey Wilson • Sr. • F • UCF
Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting .619 from the field in a 2-0 week.
Ryan Boatright • Sr. • G • UConn
Averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a 1-1 week.
Shaq Goodwin • Jr. • F • Memphis
Averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.
Markus Kennedy • Jr. • F • SMU
Averaged 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week.
Jay Hook • Sr. • G • Tulane
Scored 16 points with eight rebounds in a 50-49 win at Cincinnati in the Green Wave’s only game of the week.