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CollegeHoopsnet.comís Unsung Player of the Week

February 5th, 2004

 

CollegeHoopsnet.com announced that Murray State's Cuthbert Victor was named the nationís Unsung Player of the Week, for the period ending February 4th, 2004.  The 6-5 senior led the Racers to a pair of victories over Ohio Valley Conference rivals Eastern Kentucky & Morehead State.

 

For the week, Victor averaged 24 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks per game. The St. Croix, Virgin Islands native also shot 73% from the floor and even chipped in 5 steals.  With the two wins, Murray State is now 17-4 on the season and is second place in the OVC with a 7-1 record.  Despite being undersized at 6-5, Victor leads the conference in rebounding and is 4th in the entire nation with 11 board per game.

 

Victor is averaging 15.7 points and 11 rebounds per game under first year head coach Mick Cronin.  Last season, he averaged 15.3 points and 8 rebounds per game as Murray won 17 games and finished 4th in the conference.  The Racers started the 2003-04 season on fire with wins over Southern Miss, TCU, Western Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.  On December 13th, Victor exploded for a career-high 35 points against Chicago State.

 

This weekís finalists for Unsung Player of the Week honors include Aaron Bond of Northern Arizona, Yakhouba Diawara of Pepperdine, and Nevada's Kirk Snyder.

 

Past CHN Unsung Players of the Week

January 29th - Danny Granger (New Mexico)

January 22nd - Josh Lewis (Austin Peay)

January 15th - Alex Loughton (Old Dominion)

January 8th - Taylor Coppenrath (Vermont)

January 1st - Deng Gai (Fairfield)

 

Past CHN Unsung Player Finalists

Rafael Araujo (BYU), Erik Daniels (Kentucky), Greg Davis (Troy State), Ryan Gomes (Providence), Blake Hamilton (Monmouth), Vernon Hollins (Wright State), Adam Marks (Belmont), Chez Marks (Morehead State), Paul Millsap (Louisiana Tech), Dylan Page (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Elijah Palmer (Duquesne), Aerick Sanders (San Diego State)

 

About CollegeHoopsnet.com & the Unsung Player of the Week

Each week, members of CHNís editorial board vote on the weekís top Unsung Player.  The award goes to a player who consistently evades the eye of the national media despite impressive accomplishments.  CHN is a nationally respected college basketball website, featuring the work of over 40 writers covering dozens of teams and conferences around the country.

 

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