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
So this was pretty easy. Take a look at Holmes' stat line from this week:
|(over two games)||Points||Rebounds||Blocks||FG%||FT%|
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.
|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.
|2013 - Chris Fowler||17.2||2.5||5.1|