Alan Williams from UC-Santa Barbara has been selected for StatSheet's Big West Player of the Week for December 24th. StatSheet's Big West Freshman of the Week goes to Taran Brown from UC-Santa Barbara. And last but certainly not least, Chris McNealy from UC Irvine takes home StatSheet's Big West 6th Man of the Week.
Williams topped the Big West in rebounding (11.0 per game). He also tallied a good showing in scoring (12 pts per game). The UC-Santa Barbara sophomore played well for the Gauchos in losses to California and Wyoming.
Williams posted 8 points and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes in a 68-59 loss to California. He then led all scoring and rebounding with a 16 point and 10 rebound performance in a 56-40 loss to Wyoming.
This is the first StatSheet Big West Player of the Week award for Alan Williams. However, he has received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Cal Poly junior Chris Eversley. Honorable mention goes to junior Dan Jennings from Long Beach State. The highest ranking player from Cal State Northridge was Stephan Hicks who finished 11th.
StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week: UC-Santa Barbara's Taran Brown
Taran Brown was on the floor an average of 31 minutes as a starter for UC-Santa Barbara. In the loss to California, Brown registered 11 points and 3 blocked shots. In the loss to Wyoming, he totaled 4 points and 3 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week honor for Taran Brown. The runner-up is Isaac Fotu from Hawaii. Honorable mention goes to Manroop Clair from Hawaii. Brandon Perry, who finished 5th, was the highest ranking freshman for Cal State Northridge.
StatSheet Big West 6th Man of the Week: UC Irvine's Chris McNealy
Junior Chris McNealy, a 6-4 guard, averaged 25 minutes over two games for the Anteaters. In a 66-60 loss to LSU, McNealy got 9 points and 3 assists. After that, in a 61-54 win against USC, he racked up 4 points and 3 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet Big West 6th Man of the Week win for Chris McNealy. Our own Trevone Williams is the runner up. Tim Thomas, a junior center from Pacific, earns honorable mention. Cal State Northridge has yet to win StatSheet Big West Player of the Week.
Tags: Stephan Hicks
- Scoring: Dan Jennings, Long Beach State: 27 PPG
- Rebounding: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 11 RPG
- Assists: Michael Caffey, Long Beach State: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Brandon Perry, Cal State Northridge: 4 BPG
- Free Throws: Lorenzo McCloud, Pacific: 6 PPG
- Three Pointers: Ryan Sypkens, UC Davis: 3.75 TPG
- Steals: Alex Harris, Cal State Fullerton: 3 SPG
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, Trevone Williams