Aboya led UCLA to victories over crosstown rival USC, 76-60, on Feb. 4 and Notre Dame, 89-63, on Feb. 7, outscoring opponents by 42 points combined. The Yaounde, Cameroon, native averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes of play, well over his season averages of 9.7 points and 5.7 boards. Aboya has now scored in double figures in a career-best four straight games.
Aubrey Coleman, Houston
Junior, G, Houston, Texas
As we get closer to Selection Sunday, standout performances are starting to pop up all over the country, and not just from the usual suspects. With so many teams attempting to make statements with marquee wins, there are plenty of opportunities for players to earn Player of the Week consideration.
Kenny Hasbrouck – Siena
2 Game Averages: 27 points, 3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 58.8% FG, 46.2% 3P FG
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Jr., 6-1, 175, Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Calusa Prep/Miami (Fla.)
With other sports mercifully coming to an end, basketball is now taking its rightful place atop the sports landscape. Thanks to this week's Player of the Week, the national media had reason to give college hoops a serious look.