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Hustle Belt Basketball Players of the Week - Week 5

Where there is a (couple) Wills, there's a win.

Rian Pearson wins the weekly Rian Pearson Award, naturally.
Rian Pearson wins the weekly Rian Pearson Award, naturally.
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

It was a light week in #MACHoops but there were some outstanding performances. Let's give a hand to the guys that helped Miami to their first victory and to the best player in the conference.

East: Will Felder/Will Sullivan, Miami

LW: Javon McCrea, Buffalo

It's hard to give it to just one Will, so let's go with both. Both were instrumental in getting the RedHawks their first victory of the season against IPFW. Felder had 26 points on 10-16 shooting with seven rebounds, while Sullivan scored 23 on 8-9 shooting, including 4-5 from three and four assists. The RedHawks came back from a sixteen point halftime deficit against a pretty decent Mastadon team. Sullivan didn't have the greatest game the next time out against Evansville (eight points), but Felder played pretty well scoring thirteen points and grabbing six boards. Miami doesn't play this week, but when they do the "Wills" will be sure to make an impact.

Pts Reb Ast
2013 - Will Felder 13.8 6.2 1.0

Pts Reb Ast
2013 - Will Sullivan 7.0 2.2 1.2

West: Rian Pearson, Toledo

LW: Connar Tava, Western Michigan

Might as well just name this the Rian Pearson Award. I don't know if Pearson has it out for the Detroit Titans, but it sure seems like he holds a grudge against them whenever he plays them. The first match-up on November 23rd saw him score sixteen while in the Rockets' latest victory over the Titans Pearson put up thirty. The most amazing thing about that performance is that he scored those thirty points while just playing 29 minutes. The Rockets hung on by a thread against Robert Morris later in the week and Pearson was the one to help put them over the top. He scored nineteen points on 6-12 shooting and collected seven rebounds. There may have been a few contenders for MAC Player of the Year earlier this year, but if Pearson keeps playing like this there will be no competition.

Pts Reb Ast
2013 - Rian Pearson 17.9 5.0 1.4