Amere May of Delaware State was named Rookie of the Week and Kendall Gray, also of Delaware State, earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades in the MEAC’s Weekly Basketball honors. Akeem Ellis of Coppin State University was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week.
Ellis (F, 6-6, 210, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in two non-conference games. He scored 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal against San Jose State. He also scored 16 points, hauled down nine rebounds and dished out eight assists in a win over Nebraska Omaha. Ellis’ performance earned him all-tournament team honors at the Elgin Baylor Classic.
May (G, 6-2, 185, Fr., Covert, Mich.) produced back-to-back double digit performances with 10 points against Georgia and 22 points against George Washington last week. In the two games May shot 52-percent from the field, 56-percent from long range (5-of-9) and was perfect from the charity stripe (3-of-3).
Gray (C, 6-10, 245, Fr., Dover, Del.) totaled 15 rebounds and seven blocks in two non-conference games last week. Against George Washington he recorded his first career double-double with 10 rebounds to go along with 12 points. He also blocked four shots in the meeting.
Other Top Performances
Ebuka Anyaorah (NCCU) connected on 10-of-18 shots, including 5-of-7 from long range, to lead the Eagles with 25 points, seven rebounds and one steal against Eastern Carolina.
Tyshawn Bell (DSU) recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Georgia.
Blake Bozeman (MSU) scored 10 points, shooting 50-percent from the field, in 29 minutes of play against Saint Joseph’s.
Jeremy Dean (FAMU) hit 7-of-12 baskets for 16 points and grabbed six rebounds with three blocks and one steal against Princeton.
Marc Hill (NCAT) finished with 18 points, shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point range, with seven assists, two rebounds and two steals in a four-point loss to Houston.
Reggie Lewis (FAMU) recorded 19 points with four rebounds in a loss to Princeton.
Kevin Thompson (MSU) posted double-digits in rebounds (11) and scored eight points with two assists, two blocks and one steal against Saint Joseph’s.
DaMetrius Upchurch (NCAT) fell two points shy of a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds including two blocks and two steals against Houston.
Antonio Williams (CSU) averaged 11.0 points and 10.5 rebounds to help the Eagles finish 1-1 last week.
Pendarvis Williams (NSU) scored 18 of 20 points, shooting perfectly from 3-point range (4-of-4), in the second half to help NSU to a 71-65 win over Navy.
Percy Woods (Howard) scored 11 points, shooting 50-percent from behind the arc, with four rebounds and one steal against Virginia.
Article referenced from MEAC