StatSheet's Sun Belt Player of the Week for December 31st goes to Brandon Harris from Western Kentucky. StatSheet's Sun Belt Freshman of the Week goes to Florida International's Jerome Frink. And last but not least, Alan-Michael Thompson has won StatSheet's Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week. Harris put up 11 points per game, 50% shooting, and 9.5 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky junior played well in wins versus Florida International and North Texas.
Harris led all rebounding for the Hilltoppers with 10 while adding 6 assists in a 76-63 win over Florida International. He followed that up with a team-leading 9 rebounds plus an additional 6 assists in a 70-64 victory against North Texas.
This is the first time this season that Brandon Harris has been selected StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week. However, he has come in second once. The runner-up this week is junior Shawn Jones from Middle Tennessee State. Honorable mention goes to Jayon James, a junior from Louisiana-Monroe. Elfrid Payton finished 14th and was the highest ranking player from Louisiana.
StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week: Florida International's Jerome Frink
Jerome Frink was on the floor an average of 33 minutes while starting both games for Florida International. His average in scoring (12.5 pts per game) was the best among all Sun Belt freshmen. In a 76-63 loss to Western Kentucky, Frink contributed 15 points on 85% shooting. Then in a 69-52 loss to Middle Tennessee State, he dialed up 10 points and 10 rebounds.
This marks the second time this season that Jerome Frink has won the StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week. Our own Shawn Long gets runner-up. Rakeem Dickerson from Arkansas State takes honorable mention.
StatSheet Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week: Louisiana's Alan-Michael Thompson
Senior Alan-Michael Thompson, a 6-1 guard, averaged 26 minutes over two games for the Ragin Cajuns. In an 87-70 loss to Arkansas State, Thompson put up 13 points and 3 rebounds. Then in a 79-70 victory against Arkansas-Little Rock, he racked up 13 points and 3 rebounds.
This is Alan-Michael Thompson's first StatSheet Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week award this season. Stephon Drane, a sophomore forward from Western Kentucky, is the runner up. Justin Patton, a senior forward from North Texas, earns honorable mention. Louisiana has yet to win StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week.
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- Scoring: Jayon James, Louisiana-Monroe: 26 PPG
- Rebounding: Augustine Rubit, South Alabama: 17 RPG
- Assists: Kyle Koszuta, Louisiana-Monroe: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee State: 4 BPG
- Free Throws: Will Neighbour, Arkansas-Little Rock: 9 PPG
- Three Pointers: Trent Mackey, Louisiana-Monroe: 5 TPG
- Steals: Chris Jones, North Texas: 5 SPG
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