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Men’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: February 11, 2019

men's basketball athletes of the week for February 11, 2019

Player of the Week

Ty Nichols (Keene State) – Senior – Forward – Springfield, Mass.
Nichols picked up his sixth Little East Conference Player of the Week award of 2018-19 after averaging 25.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in a 2-0 week for the Owls, who are just half a game out of first place entering the final week of the regular season. The senior netted 21 points with seven assists, three boards, two steals and two blocked shots in a 78-77 home win over Western Connecticut before erupting for 30 points while tallying nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals in an 87-68 win at Rhode Island College.  

Rookie of the Week

Marcus Azor (UMass Dartmouth) – Freshman – Guard – Brockton, Mass.
Azor was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the first time this season after averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 64.7 percent (22-34) from the floor as the Corsairs went 3-0 in league play last week, keeping them within one-game of first-place Eastern Connecticut. He has a career-high 23 points on 9-of-12 (75%) shooting from the field, including a 3-for-4 performance from 3-point range, to go with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 96-76 win at WestConn, and scored 20 points on 9-of-13 (69.2%) shooting from the floor with seven assists, three rebounds and three steals in an 88-73 win over Rhode Island College.

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)
Jan. 7 - Arinze Obiora (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 14 - Ty Nichols (Keene State)
Jan. 21 - Ty Nichols (Keene State)
Jan. 28 - Ty Nichols (Keene State)
Feb. 4 - Aaron Samuel (Western Connecticut)

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)
Jan. 7 - Adam Seablom (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 14 - Seth Thomas (Eastern Connecticut)
Jan. 21 - Dante Rivera (Plymouth State)
Jan. 28 - Deyshawn Tengbeh (Rhode Island College)
Feb. 4 - Seth Thomas (Eastern Connecticut)