Men's Basketball Players of the Week - Week 6

Richaun is this excited about winning out player of the week award. - Gregory Shamus

A pair of much deserved honors go out this week to players who fly under the radar but do a lot for their respective teams.

We've been lucky enough to not have too many repeat winners, and this week we continue that with two first-timers.

East: Richaun Holmes, Bowling Green

LW: Will Felder & Will Sullivan, Miami

So this was pretty easy. Take a look at Holmes' stat line from this week:

(over two games) Points Rebounds Blocks FG% FT%
Richaun Holmes 38 19 14 55% 79%


That's mightily impressive, especially the blocks number. If we go back to last week, Holmes has had four straight games of five or more blocks. To put that in perspective, Zeke Marshall didn't have a three game stretch last year where he blocked more than five shots in each game.

Holmes is known for blocking shots after establishing himself in that role last year after transferring from Junior College. He already has 35 blocks over ten games, so when you extrapolate that out over a thirty game season, Holmes is on track for 105 blocks. That would have been seventh best in the nation last season, so that shows just how quick of a start he's gotten this season.

Pts Reb Ast
2013 - Richaun Holmes 14.0 7.4 0.6

West: Chris Fowler, Central Michigan

LW: Rian Pearson, Toledo

How about some love for the Chips? Even in a loss, Fowler showed how much he means to this team with a twenty point performance on 7-11 shooting against Toledo. Fowler has stepped up with the graduation of Kyle Randall in a big way. He's scored twenty points or more in six of the team's ten games. His knack for scoring the basketball has really propelled this Chippewa team to a pretty good 6-4 record all things considered. Central Michigan may be a surprise team in the Western Division and Fowler is going to be the guy to make that happen.

Pts Reb Ast
2013 - Chris Fowler 17.2 2.5 5.1

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