Southland Player of the Week

    
February 12th, 2007

FRISCO, Texas - Sam Houston State's Ryan Bright has picked up his third Aeropostale Player of the Week award of the season, giving him leadership in that category for Southland Conference men's basketball. Southeastern Louisiana's Daryl Cohen and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Chris Daniels have each won the award twice this season. Following is a look at Bright's week along with others named honorable mention.

RYAN BRIGHT, SAM HOUSTON STATE, 6-6, Jr. F, Deer Park, Texas -- Led by Bright, Sam Houston State ended Northwestern State's six-game win streak to become the hottest team in the Southland with a five-game string. Bright scored 27 points in the win at Natchitoches (going 9-of-9 from the field with 12 rebounds) and led the Kats with 14 points in a home victory over Central Arkansas. For the week, Bright had 41 points (20.5 ppg), 21 rebounds (10.5 rpg), hit 14-of-20 field goals (.700), 8-of-10 three-point shots (.800), had 9 assists (4.5) and 5 steals.

HONORABLE MENTION SELECTIONS

Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi -- Daniels had a stellar week in helping the Islanders win two more games. For the week, he averaged 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds and hit .577 from the field. He picked up his fourth double-double of the season with 27 points and 13 rebounds against Southeastern Louisiana.

Quennell Green, SLU -- Greeen scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and a career-high four steals in a win at Texas-San Antonio on Thursday. He came back against SLC West leader Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a team-high 22 points, including a 6-for-10 performance from behind the 3-point line, and added six rebounds and four assists.

Ro'ger Guignard, UTA -- Guignard went 10-for-25 (40.0) from the field, 7-of-17 (41.2) from 3-point range and 2-2 from the free-throw line and had 4 assists and 3 steals on the week. He scored 17 points and grabbed three steals in the Mavs 76-74 win over Lamar and he had 12 points, all from 3-point range, including a 3-pointer in the final 40 seconds to hold off
McNeese State. His 60 made 3 pointers this season rank 13th in school history.