Coron Williams from Robert Morris has been selected for StatSheet's NEC Player of the Week for January 14th. StatSheet's NEC Freshman of the Week goes to Brandon Peel from Central Connecticut State. And last but certainly not least, Travis Nichols from St. Francis (NY) takes home StatSheet's NEC 6th Man of the Week.
Williams led the NEC in three pointers (6.0 per game). He also registered 5 rebounds per game, 70% shooting, and 20.5 points per game. The Robert Morris junior played well in victories against Fairleigh Dickinson and Monmouth.
Williams led scoring for the Colonials with 27 points on 75% shooting in a big 88-54 win against Fairleigh Dickinson. He followed that up with 14 points and 6 rebounds in a 70-55 victory against Monmouth.
This is the first StatSheet NEC Player of the Week honor for Coron Williams. The runner-up this week is junior Alex Francis from Bryant. Honorable mention goes to Russell Johnson, a senior from Robert Morris. Melquan Bolding, who finished ninth, was the highest ranking player from Fairleigh Dickinson.
StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week: Central Connecticut State's Brandon Peel
Brandon Peel averaged 32 minutes as a starter for Central Connecticut State. He bested all NEC freshmen in both rebounding (13.5 per game) and blocked shots (2.5 per game). In an 84-78 win over Sacred Heart, Peel led all rebounding for the Blue Devils with 17 and also pitched in 4 blocked shots. Then in a 69-62 loss to Bryant, he added 10 rebounds and 3 steals.
This is a new honor for Brandon Peel, the first time he has won StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week. E.J. Reed from Long Island gets runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Stephan Hawkins from Robert Morris.
StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week: St. Francis (NY)'s Travis Nichols
Senior Travis Nichols, a 6-4 forward, played an average of 24 minutes over two games for the Terriers. In a 70-56 win against Mount St. Mary's, Nichols led the way for the Terriers with 9 rebounds and added 57% shooting. After that, in a 71-52 win over Wagner, he led all scoring and rebounding with 20 points and 6 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week win for Travis Nichols. Orlando Parker, a junior forward from Wagner, is runner up. Gerrell Martin, a sophomore guard from Long Island, earns honorable mention. Fairleigh Dickinson players have been named StatSheet NEC Player of the Week once this season.
Tags: Melquan Bolding
- Scoring: Shane Gibson, Sacred Heart: 26.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Brandon Peel, Central Connecticut State: 13.5 RPG
- Assists: Kenneth Ortiz, Wagner: 9 APG
- Blocked Shots: Brandon Peel, Central Connecticut State: 2.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Kyle Vinales, Central Connecticut State: 5.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Coron Williams, Robert Morris: 6 TPG
- Steals: Russell Johnson, Robert Morris: 3 SPG