Chris Flores from New Jersey Tech has earned StatSheet's Great West Player of the Week award for January 21st. Caleb Crayton from Houston Baptist has earned StatSheet's Great West Freshman of the Week.
Flores led all of the Great West in scoring (20.5 pts per game). He also had respectable numbers with 4.5 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 3 three pointers per game. The New Jersey Tech senior put these numbers up in a win against Fairleigh Dickinson and a loss to Pennsylvania.
Flores topped all rebounding for the Highlanders with 6 while also adding 4 steals in a close 66-63 win against Fairleigh Dickinson. That was followed by a team-leading 22 points plus an additional 6 steals in a 54-53 loss to Pennsylvania.
This is the first time that Chris Flores has been named the StatSheet Great West Player of the Week. However, he has come in second once and received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Ben Aird, a junior from Utah Valley University. Honorable mention goes to Art Bernardi, a senior from Houston Baptist. Matt Ross, who finished ninth, was the highest ranking player from Chicago State.
StatSheet Great West Freshman of the Week: Houston Baptist's Caleb Crayton
Caleb Crayton played an average of 27 minutes as a starter for Houston Baptist. His averages in both scoring (9.0 pts per game) and rebounding (4.5 per game) topped all Great West freshmen. In a 72-44 loss to Texas-El Paso, Crayton topped the Huskies in scoring and rebounding with 14 and 6 respectively. Then in an 81-56 loss to Chicago State, he dialed up 4 points and 3 rebounds.
This is a new honor for Caleb Crayton, the first time he has won StatSheet Great West Freshman of the Week. Rob Lewis from Houston Baptist grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Shaquille Hines from Texas-Pan American. Chicago State has 2 StatSheet Great West Player of the Week wins this season.
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- Scoring: Chris Flores, New Jersey Tech: 20.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Ben Aird, Utah Valley University: 14 RPG
- Assists: Aaron Urbanus, Texas-Pan American: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Sean McCarthy, New Jersey Tech: 1.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Ruben Cabrera, Texas-Pan American: 8 PPG
- Three Pointers: Ryan Woods, New Jersey Tech: 4 TPG
- Steals: Chris Flores, New Jersey Tech: 5 SPG