Shaq Shannon Wins the StatSheet NEC Sixth Man of the Week - January 28th, 2013

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StatSheet's NEC Player of the Week for January 28th goes to Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson. StatSheet's NEC Freshman of the Week goes to Wagner's Eric Fanning. And last but not least, Shaq Shannon takes home StatSheet's NEC 6th Man of the Week.

Gibson led the all of the NEC in scoring (29.5 pts per game) and free throws (10.5 per game). He also put up great stats in shooting (50%), rebounding (5.5 per game), and three pointers (4 per game). The Sacred Heart senior played well for the Pioneers in wins against Bryant and Monmouth.

Gibson led the Pioneers in scoring with 26 points and added 6 rebounds in an 87-76 win over Bryant. That was followed by a team-leading 33 points plus an additional 5 rebounds in an 82-68 victory over Monmouth.

This is a familiar honor for Shane Gibson, who has been named StatSheet NEC Player of the Week three times. The runner-up this week is Louis Montes, a junior from Sacred Heart. Honorable mention goes to Jamal Olasewere, a senior from Long Island. Ike Azotam finished 14th and was the highest ranking player from Quinnipiac.

StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week: Wagner's Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning averaged 24 minutes as a starter for Wagner. In a late 52-50 win over Mount St. Mary's, Fanning topped the Seahawks in scoring and rebounding with 12 and 7 respectively. Following that in a massive 81-56 win against St. Francis (PA), he put up 15 points and 5 rebounds.

This is a new honor for Eric Fanning, the first time he has won StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week. The runner-up is Stephan Hawkins from Robert Morris. Honorable mention goes to Tevin Falzon from Sacred Heart.

StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week: Quinnipiac's Shaq Shannon

Junior Shaq Shannon, a 6-1 reserve guard, averaged 26 minutes over two games for the Bobcats. In an 85-78 win against Central Connecticut State, Shannon took the lead in scoring for the Bobcats with 18 points on 60% shooting. After that, in a last-minute 58-56 win against Fairleigh Dickinson, he racked up 12 points and 6 rebounds.

This is the first StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week award for Shaq Shannon. Terrell Allen, a junior forward from Central Connecticut State, is the runner up. Marcus Ware, a senior forward from Monmouth, receives honorable mention. Quinnipiac has yet to win StatSheet NEC Player of the Week.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Shane Gibson, Sacred Heart: 29.5 PPG
  • Rebounding: Ike Azotam, Quinnipiac: 13.5 RPG
  • Assists: Phil Gaetano, Sacred Heart: 12 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Joseph Efese, Central Connecticut State: 3 BPG
  • Free Throws: Shane Gibson, Sacred Heart: 10.5 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Dyami Starks, Bryant: 5.5 TPG
  • Steals: Matt Hunter, Central Connecticut State: 3 SPG

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