Cady Lalanne Named A-10 Player Of The Week Following MVP Performance
Nov. 26, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Massachusetts junior Cady Lalanne has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week and Rhode Island freshman E.C. Matthews earned the league's Rookie of the Week honor the A-10 announced Monday. Both awards were for games played Nov. 18-24.
This marked the third consecutive week that UMass has garnered the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honor and the second week for Lalanne this season.
Lalanne was named the Charleston Classic Most Valuable Player after averaging a double-double with 15.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in helping UMass capture the Charleston Classic Championship. The center from Orlando, Fla., opened the tournament with a 15-point, nine-rebound game in a win over Nebraska. Then he followed with 12 points, 14 rebounds and a season-high four blocks against No. 19/20 New Mexico and their 7-foot All-America candidate Alex Kirk. In the title game against Clemson, he had a game-high 20 points, 12 boards and another four blocks in a career-high 36 minutes. He had two double-doubles against the two toughest opponents in the week.
Matthews averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in a 2-1 week for Rhode Island. He knocked down 3-of-5 from the perimeter, en route to registering 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists against Metro State. Matthews bounced back from the loss to No. 4/5 Arizona with a 15-point, five-rebound, three-assists performance versus UMass Lowell. For the week, the freshman from Romulus, Mich., connected on 6-of-11 from the perimeter and registered a 2.7:1 assist-to-turnover ratio while playing an average of 28 minutes per game.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll