Forbes Named A-10 Co-Basketball Player Of The Week
Nov. 18, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - UMass senior captain Gary Forbes was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week on Sunday. Forbes averaged 24.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in UMass' 2-1 week. Forbes scored his 1000th career point last Sunday at Northern Iowa as he tallied a season-high 29 points. He shared the award with Rhode Island's Will Daniels.
Players of the Week
Gary Forbes - Massachusetts
Senior, Guard/Forward, 6-7, 220 lbs.
Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker Academy
Forbes averaged 24.3 points, eight rebounds and four assists in three contests...scored 29 points, including the 1,000th of his career, on Nov. 11 at Northern Iowa...had 19 points and nine boards in the Minutemen's 89-80 win over Yale on Nov. 14 and scored 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out seven assists on Nov. 17 as UMass downed Wisconsin-Green Bay, 93-78...has scored at least 20 points in four of Massachusetts's five contests this season.
Will Daniels - Rhode Island
Senior, Forward, 6-8, 225 lbs.
Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt HS
Daniels averaged 20 points and eight rebounds in three victories for Rhode Island...shot 23-of-44 from the field and 11-of-14 from the foul line...added four blocks...scored 26 points on Nov. 14 in the Rams' 75-61 win at Brown...recorded his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds as Rhode Island turned aside Stetson on Nov. 17, 80-65.
A-10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Damian Saunders - Duquesne
Freshman, Forward, 6-7, 205 lbs.
Waterbury, Conn./Notre Dame (Mass.) Prep
Saunders averaged 11 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of victories by
the Dukes...added five assists, five blocks and five steals...had 10
points, eight rebounds and four blocks on Nov. 12 as Duquesne downed
Winston-Salem State, 93-63...scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and
added nine boards and four assists in the Dukes' 86-59 victory at Rice
on Nov. 17.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL: Charlotte senior guard Leemire Goldwire averaged 21.3 points and knocked down 12 three-pointers over three contests. Freshman An'Juan Wilderness averaged 10.3 points and five rebounds for the 49ers...senior guard Brian Roberts scored 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Dayton's 67-56 loss at George Mason...Duquesne junior forward/center Shawn James averaged 18.5 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in a pair of victories...senior forward Bryant Dunston scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in Fordham's 80-63 loss at Syracuse on Nov. 16...George Washington junior forward Rob Diggs scored a game-high 20 points and added 12 rebounds and three blocks on Nov. 14 as the Colonials turned aside Boston University. 69-56...senior guard Darnell Harris averaged 15 points in two contests for La Salle, while freshman forward Jerrell Williams scored 10 points and added nine rebounds in the Explorers' 66-63 win at Mount St. Mary's...Massachusetts senior forward Etienne Brower scored 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc as the Minutemen earned a 93-78 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay...junior forward Kahiem Seawright scored 12 points, pulled down 10 boards and added a game-high six assists in Rhode Island's 80-65 win over Stetson...Richmond freshman guard Kevin Anderson scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the Spiders' 70-68 loss to Maryland-Baltimore County on Nov. 17...senior forward Michael Lee of St. Bonaventure averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds in three contests...Saint Louis senior center Bryce Husak scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the Billikens' 83-69 win versus Furman on Nov. 17...Temple junior guard Dionte Christmas averaged 25.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in a pair of contests, including a 32-point effort in a 79-76 loss to College of Charleston on Nov. 16.
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