StatSheet's MAAC Player of the Week for March 4th goes to David Laury from Iona. StatSheet's MAAC Freshman of the Week goes to Rider's Shawn Valentine. Laury put up big numbers in scoring (13.5 pts per game), shooting (70%), and rebounding (7.5 per game). The Iona sophomore played well in victories against Loyola (MD) and Siena.
Laury added 14 points and 8 rebounds in 26 minutes in a close 90-86 win against Loyola (MD). He then added 5 assists and 4 steals in an 80-61 win over Siena.
This is the second time this season that David Laury has been named StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week. He has also been a runner-up once. The runner-up this week is Iona senior Lamont Jones. Honorable mention goes to senior Jonathon Thompson from Rider. Rhamel Brown, who finished 14th, was the highest ranking player from Manhattan.
StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Rider's Shawn Valentine
Shawn Valentine played an average of 23 minutes starting both games for Rider. In a 68-59 win over Niagara, Valentine chalked up 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Following that in a thin 65-61 win against Canisius, he totaled 7 points and 6 rebounds.
This is a new honor for Shawn Valentine, the first time he has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. Marcus Gilbert from Fairfield gets runner-up. Chazz Patterson from St. Peter's takes honorable mention. Manhattan has yet to win StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week.
Tags: Rhamel Brown
- Scoring: Erik Etherly, Loyola (MD): 26.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Adam Kemp, Marist: 12.5 RPG
- Assists: Tavon Sledge, Iona: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Adam Kemp, Marist: 3.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Adam Kemp, Marist: 7 PPG
- Three Pointers: Robert Olson, Loyola (MD): 3.5 TPG
- Steals: R.J. Williams, Loyola (MD): 3.5 SPG