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College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Jaleen Smith, New Hampshire Wildcats

Jaleen Smith averaged a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last week over a pair of wins for New Hampshire.
Jaleen Smith averaged a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last week over a pair of wins for New Hampshire.

CALGARY, Alta. — While the Vermont Catamounts look to be the clear favourite to win the America East title, there are several teams who they should be worried about as the conference tournament approaches.

One of those teams possesses one of the stronger guard-forward tandems in the conference, if not the NCAA as a whole.

The New Hampshire Wildcats boast junior forward Tanner Leissner inside, and senior scoring guard Jaleen Smith on the outside. The two have combined to average more than 32 points and 14 rebounds per contest this year, and they have helped to lead the Wildcats to a 17-11 record overall.

This past week, Smith put all of his talents on display in a pair of wins for New Hampshire. He can impact the game on so many levels, and that was prevalent over the past seven days.

After his impressive week, fans showed their support for the native of Freeport, Texas. Jaleen Smith has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of February 13 – 19, 2017!
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College Court Report Co-Player of the Week: Justin Robinson, Monmouth Hawks

Justin Robinson kicked off his week with a 40-point performance against Siena, and finished it off with 27 points against Niagara.
Justin Robinson kicked off his week with a 40-point performance against Siena, and finished it off with 27 points against Niagara.

CALGARY, Alta. — We would like to apologize to the rest of the MAAC once again for igniting a fire under Justin Robinson before the season began.

In the off-season, we ranked the senior as the 62nd-best player in the country. On social media, Robinson, his teammates, and fans expressed their dislike around the ranking, and it’s tough to blame them.

A 62nd ranking for our preseason MAAC Player of the Year was just a tad low.

This season, the 5’8” guard has once again led the Monmouth Hawks to a regular season MAAC title, and has them in a prime spot to make it to the NCAA Tournament. After being snubbed last season, the Hawks have been on a tear in 2016-17.

Monmouth continued rolling this past week, posting two wins and extending their winning streak to 13 games and clinching the regular season conference title in the process.

Robinson was at the forefront of the Hawks’ two wins this week, posting his first 40-point game of the season on Monday to boot.

For his efforts this past week, Monmouth senior Justin Robinson has been named the College Court Report Co-Player of the Week for the week of February 13 – 19, 2017!
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College Court Report Co-Player of the Week: Mike Daum, South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Mike Daum scored 51 points in South Dakota State's win over Fort Wayne, which was the highest mark in the entire NCAA this season. (Source: Peter G. Aiken - USA Today Sports
Mike Daum scored 51 points in South Dakota State’s win over Fort Wayne, which was the highest mark in the entire NCAA this season. (Source: Peter G. Aiken – USA Today Sports)

CALGARY, Alta. — His nickname is ‘The Dauminator’, and for good reason.

Mike Daum is undoubtedly one of the best players in all of college basketball, and he’s only in his second season with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The nickname fits right into his last name, and he dominates each time he steps foot onto the hardwood.

Ever since his first game as a freshman last year, Daum has been a household name among those in the Summit League. Slowly but surely, he has become a household name on a national level.

This past week was another example of just how dominate the 6’9” sophomore can be. The Jackrabbits came into the week riding a two-game losing streak, but thanks to Daum’s strong play, they got back on the right track.

Over the two wins for South Dakota State, Daum was at the forefront of the offensive attack. He set a season-high mark for the entire NCAA in Saturday’s contest, and has inched ever so close to etching his name into the record books with the Jackrabbits.

For his efforts over the past seven days, Mike Daum has been named the College Court Report Co-Player of the Week for the week of February 13 – 19, 2017!
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College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Tyler Flack, South Dakota Coyotes

Senior big man Tyler Flack went a combined 21-of-26 from the floor this past week, helping to move South Dakota into second place with a pair of wins.
Senior big man Tyler Flack went a combined 21-of-26 from the floor this past week, helping to move South Dakota into second place with a pair of wins.

CALGARY, Alta. — If you thought that the South Dakota Coyotes would be in second place in the Summit League standings in mid-February, you must be rejoicing right now.

Coming into the season, the Coyotes were underrated by many, including those in their own conference. They were ranked seventh in the preseason Summit League polls, and did not have a player listed on the All-Summit League teams.

Predictions are just that, predictions of what people think will happen. The Coyotes are out proving people wrong with each passing game, and look like a top threat in the conference race.

This past week, South Dakota extended their winning streak to three games with a pair of wins over two top contenders for the Summit League crown.

A big reason for the Coyotes’ strong play as of late has been the individual play of senior big man Tyler Flack. After returning to the lineup on January 28th against the Denver Pioneers, Flack has scored in double-figures in all five games.

His strong play continued this past week, as he was highly effective from the floor in leading the Coyotes to two big wins to keep pace atop the standings.

Fans came out in full force to support Flack on Twitter, as they tabbed the senior as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of February 6 – 12, 2017! Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Tyler Flack, South Dakota Coyotes

College Court Report Player of the Week: Patrick Cole, North Carolina Central Eagles

After leading North Carolina Central to a pair of conference wins this past week, extending their winning streak to nine games, senior guard Patrick Cole has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for February 6 - 12, 2017. (Source: L.G. Patterson - Associated Press)
After leading North Carolina Central to a pair of conference wins this past week, extending their winning streak to nine games, senior guard Patrick Cole has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for February 6 – 12, 2017. (Source: L.G. Patterson – Associated Press)

CALGARY, Alta. — Back when the 2016-17 season began, some ‘experts’ had the North Carolina Central Eagles dropping off a bit this season in the MEAC standings.

However, LeVelle Moton has the Eagles right at the top of the conference once again, and they are a threat to knock off a power conference team or two if they are able to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

As of February 13th, the Eagles are the only team in the MEAC with a record above .500 for the year. They also have a half-game lead atop the conference standings over the Norfolk State Spartans.

A big reason for the Eagles’ success this year has been the play of senior guard Patrick Cole. In his second year at North Carolina Central, the 6’5” guard has continued to stuff the stat sheet on both ends of the floor. Cole possesses a strong all-round game, and he is one of the best all-round players in the country.

This past week was another perfect example of his talents on both ends of the court. Cole scored 27 points in each of the Eagles’ two wins this past week, and shot 9-of-18 on both nights.

For his efforts this past week, North Carolina Central senior Patrick Cole has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for the week of February 6 – 12, 2017! Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Week: Patrick Cole, North Carolina Central Eagles

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Victor Sanders, Idaho Vandals

After a 40-point performance this past week, Idaho junior Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2017. (Source: Mark J. Terrill - Associated Press)
After a 40-point performance this past week, Idaho junior Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2017. (Source: Mark J. Terrill – Associated Press)

CALGARY, Alb. — Even without the services of Perrion Callandret, who has only played in a pair of games this season, the Idaho Vandals have quietly become one of the top contenders in the Big Sky Conference.

Following this past week’s performances, which saw them win a pair of games on their home floor, the Vandals are in fourth spot in the conference standings at 7-4, and sit 2.5 games behind the conference leading Weber State Wildcats.

The Vandals are arguably the hottest team in the conference right now, having won three straight games, and six of their last seven overall. Five of their six wins have been by double-figures, and Idaho is a perfect 4-0 on their home floor over those seven games.

A big reason for their hot play as of late? The play of Victor Sanders.

The junior out of Portland, OR has been one of the conference’s best players all season long, and he’s having himself quite the career at Idaho. On Saturday, Sanders eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career, and he sits at 1,016 points for his career.

After a big week that saw him record at least 31 points in two games this past week, Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of January 30 – February 5, 2017!

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