Brandon Ewing: High-Major Player of the Week
Brandon Ewing - Wyoming
2 Game Averages: 25.5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 52% FG, 61.5% 3P
Ewing has been one of the top performers in the Mountain West Conference all season long and this week was a prime example of what he can do. The 22 points on Saturday at San Diego State were nice, but the Cowboys came up short in that contest. Wednesday night though was a surprise upset of UNLV with the senior dropping 29 points on 8-16 shooting, including 5-8 from beyond the arc.
Charles Jenkins - Hofstra
2 Game Averages: 29 points, 5.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 2.5 steals, 58.8% FG
Thanks to a four game winning streak Hofstra has made itself a definite factor in the CAA as the regular season starts to wind down. The Pride picked up a pair of wins in the last week over Delaware and in overtime versus James Madison; both wins were due in large part to one of the more promising youngsters in the conference, Charles Jenkins. The sophomore out of Queens, NY upped his scoring average netting 26 points at Delaware and pumping in 32 just a few nights later, his second highest total of the season. Even more impressive were the rest of his numbers in the win over JMU. Jenkins just missed out on a triple-double, grabbing seven rebounds (he's only 6-foot) and dishing out a season best 13 assists.
Kevin Palmer - Texas A&M CC
2 Game Averages: 26.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3.5 steals, 48.8% FG
The Islanders were well on their way to the top seed in the Southland Conference Tournament before dropping two games in a row, putting them in a 4-way tie for first place. The losses certainly were no fault of leading scorer Kevin Palmer though. The junior swingman has been a consistent offensive presence all season long, having failed to reach double figures just twice all year. Palmer put up 23 points in a tough loss to Sam Houston State, and then came up even bigger on Wednesday by dropping 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists on Texas-San Antonio. The numbers weren't enough though as the Islanders dropped that contest 73-66.
Kevin Anderson - Richmond
2 Game Averages: 26 points, 4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1 steal, 60% FG, 93.8% FT
It's been a good week for one of the A-10's bright young stars. Despite being overlooked for most of the season, Kevin Anderson put fans on notice with a pair of 20-point games versus Dayton and La Salle, the second of which was a win. Anderson actually eclipsed his season averages in every major statistical category over the course of the last week and went a outstanding 15-16 from the charity stripe.