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Men’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: January 7, 2019

Men's Basketball Athletes of the Week for January 7, 2019

Player of the Week

Arinze Obiora (UMass Dartmouth) –Senior – Forward – Hyde Park, Mass.
Obiora was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after his near pouring in 25 points and pulling down 18 rebounds in a 70-66 conference victory over UMass Boston Saturday. The senior forward nearly had a second double-double this week, totaling 11 points and six board in just 20 minutes of action as the Corsairs dominated Becker, 88-46. Obiora leads the LEC in rebounding (11 rpg) and is fourth in the league in scoring (18.8 ppg).

Rookie of the Week

Adam Seablom (UMass Dartmouth) – Freshman – Guard – Lakeville, Mass.
Seablom was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week after averaging 13 points and 3.5 rebounds, four assists and two steals per game while shooting 61 percent (11-18) from the floor in a 2-0 week for the Corsairs. He totaled 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field with five rebounds and four dimes in an 88-46 non-conference win over Becker before netting 11 points with four assists and three steals in a 70-66 conference triumph over UMass Boston.

Previous Weekly Award Winners

Player of the Week
Nov. 12 - Benjamin Vezele (Rhode Island College)
Nov. 19 - Arinze Obiora (UMass Dartmouth)
Nov. 26 - Adham Floyd (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 3 - Ty Nichols (Keene State)
Dec. 10 - Jake Ashworth (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 16 - Arinze Obiora (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 19 - Carlos Gonzalez (Eastern Connecticut)
Jan. 2 - Carlos Gonzalez (Eastern Connecticut) / Ty Nichols (Keene State)

Rookie of the Week
Nov. 12 - Dante Rivera (Plymouth State)
Nov. 19 - Dante Rivera (Plymouth State)
Nov. 26 - Deyshawn Tengbeh (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 3 - Edwin Ezedonmwen (Keene State)
Dec. 10 - Seth Thomas (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 16 - Sean Leahy (UMass Dartmouth)