Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners: Week 1

Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners: Week 1

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Arinze Obiora (Lagos, Nigeria.), Junior, Forward, UMass Dartmouth

Obiora averaged 19.3 points per game over three contests to open the season, including dropping a career-high 30 points with 13 rebounds as UMass Dartmouth defeated Castleton 103-95 on Saturday for the 2017 Hampton Inn Tournament title. The Hampton Inn Tournament MVP scored 15 points on Friday in a 92-75 win against Elms and 13 on Wednesday in season opener against Salem State. For the Week, he shot 57-percent (24-42) from the field while averaging 8.3 rebounds per game.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - Jake Ashworth (Fairhaven, Mass.), Freshman, Guard, UMass Dartmouth

Ashworth averaged 15 points and 4 assists in his first three games as a Corsair. He capped the week by scoring 21 points in UMass Dartmouth's win over Castleton for the 2017 Hampton Inn Tournament title, going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and shooting 70 percent from the field for the contest. Ashworth dropped 15 points with six assists in Friday's win against Elms.