Derek Needham Receives Honorable Mention for the StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week - January 7th, 2013

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Juan`ya Green from Niagara has won StatSheet's MAAC Player of the Week for January 7th. Iona's A.J. English has been recognized as StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week.

Green was the MAAC leader in scoring (26.0 pts per game). He also registered a strong showing in rebounding (3.5 per game), shooting (70%), and assists (4 per game). The Niagara sophomore played well in wins versus Marist and Fairfield.

Green totaled 21 points and 5 assists in 29 minutes in a big 94-72 win over Marist. That was followed by a team-leading 31 points plus an additional 4 steals in a narrow 71-67 win over Fairfield.

This is the first StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week award for Juan`ya Green. The runner-up this week is Lamont Jones, a senior from Iona. Honorable mention goes to our own Derek Needham.

StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Iona's A.J. English

A.J. English averaged 23 minutes starting all 3 games for Iona. He was number one among all MAAC freshmen in scoring (9.33 pts per game), assists (1.67 per game), and blocked shots (1.33 per game). In a 93-74 win over St. Bonaventure, English chalked up 11 points on 80% shooting. Then in a thin 66-62 win against Siena, he added 11 points and 2 blocked shots. And closing it out with a 78-70 win versus Manhattan, English racked up 6 points and 2 blocked shots.

This is a repeat honor for A.J. English, making it the second time he has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. The runner-up is our own Josip Mikulic. Shane Richards from Manhattan takes honorable mention. Fairfield has yet to win StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Juan`ya Green, Niagara: 26 PPG
  • Rebounding: Chris Manhertz, Canisius: 13.5 RPG
  • Assists: Billy Baron, Canisius: 5.5 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Rhamel Brown, Manhattan: 4.33 BPG
  • Free Throws: Lamont Jones, Iona: 8.67 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Rob Poole, Siena: 4 TPG
  • Steals: Blaise Ffrench, St. Peter's: 3 SPG

Tags: Derek Needham, Josip Mikulic

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
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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