Derek Needham is Runner-Up for the StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week - January 21st, 2013

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David Laury from Iona has been selected for StatSheet's MAAC Player of the Week for January 21st. Rider's Zedric Sadler has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. And last but not least, Marist's Manny Thomas has received StatSheet's MAAC 6th Man of the Week.

Laury led the entire MAAC in rebounding (15.5 per game) and blocked shots (4.0 per game). He also put up a solid output in scoring (9.5 pts per game). The Iona sophomore played well for the Gaels in a victory versus Fairfield and an unfortunate loss to Rider.

Laury led all rebounding for the Gaels with 14 while adding 5 blocked shots in an 84-73 win over Fairfield. He then added 10 points and 17 rebounds in a 67-62 loss to Rider.

This is the first time this season that David Laury has been selected StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week. However, he has finished second once. The runner-up this week is our own Derek Needham. Honorable mention goes to junior Dylon Cormier from Loyola (MD).

StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Rider's Zedric Sadler

Zedric Sadler averaged 30 minutes starting both games for Rider. His average in assists (3.5 per game) was the best among all MAAC freshmen. In a 66-54 win over St. Peter's, Sadler registered 4 assists and 3 steals. Following that in close 67-62 win against Iona, he added 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

This is the first StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week award for Zedric Sadler. Our own Marcus Gilbert grabs runner-up. T.J. Cline from Niagara receives honorable mention.

StatSheet MAAC 6th Man of the Week: Marist's Manny Thomas

Sophomore Manny Thomas, a 6-5 guard/forward, averaged 18 minutes over two games for the Red Foxes. In a 72-58 loss to Loyola (MD), Thomas added 7 points and 2 rebounds. After that, in a 59-48 win against St. Peter's, he racked up 5 points and 2 rebounds.

This is the first time this season that Manny Thomas has won the StatSheet MAAC 6th Man of the Week. Our own Maurice Barrow is runner up. Julius Brooks, a senior forward from Loyola (MD), earns honorable mention. Fairfield has yet to win StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Derek Needham, Fairfield: 26 PPG
  • Rebounding: David Laury, Iona: 15.5 RPG
  • Assists: Evan Hymes, Siena: 6.5 APG
  • Blocked Shots: David Laury, Iona: 4 BPG
  • Free Throws: Antoine Mason, Niagara: 9 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Derek Needham, Fairfield: 6 TPG
  • Steals: Yvon Raymond, St. Peter's: 3.5 SPG

Tags: Derek Needham, Marcus Gilbert, Maurice Barrow

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MAAC Standings

1 Iona 22-11 17-3
2 Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
3 Canisius 21-13 14-6
5 Siena 20-18 11-9
6 Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
 10Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
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2013-2014 Roster

#15 Maurice Barrow Sr F 6-5 210
#24 Doug Chappell Fr G 6-2 175
#5 Lincoln Davis Fr G 6-3 170
#44 Malcolm Gilbert Jr C 6-11 235
#14 Marcus Gilbert So F 6-6 185
#55 Sean Grennan Jr G 6-3 175
#0 Justin Jenkins So G 6-2 175
#35 Coleman Johnson So F 6-6 215
#23 Steve Johnston Jr G 6-0 170
#1 Andrew Leone Fr G 5-6 150
#20 K.J. Rose Fr G 6-1 190
#21 Amadou Sidibe So C 6-8 215
#25 Steve Smith Fr F 6-8 190