Iona's Sean Armand has earned the StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week for the week ending January 14th. StatSheet's MAAC Freshman of the Week goes to T.J. Cline from Niagara.
Armand led the all of the MAAC in scoring (25.5 pts per game) and three pointers (6.0 per game). He also registered big numbers in shooting (50%), rebounding (6 per game), and assists (3 per game). The Iona junior played well for the Gaels in victories versus Marist and Canisius.
Armand added 19 points and 7 rebounds in 36 minutes in a close 86-82 win against Marist. He then led all scoring with 32 points and added 2 blocked shots in a 97-87 victory against Canisius.
This is the first time this season that Sean Armand has been selected StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week. However, he has received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Billy Baron, a junior from Canisius. Honorable mention goes to Lamont Jones, a senior from Iona. Jonathon Thompson finished eighth and was the highest ranking player from Rider.
StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Niagara's T.J. Cline
T.J. Cline averaged 17 minutes starting all 3 games for Niagara. In a 75-74 loss to Brown, Cline registered 5 points and 5 rebounds. Then in a 77-58 win over St. Peter's, he dialed up 7 points and 10 rebounds. And closing it out with a slim 67-64 win versus Fairfield, Cline racked up 12 points on 83% shooting.
This is a repeat honor for T.J. Cline, making it the second time he has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. The runner-up is Brett Bisping from Siena. Tahjere McCall from Niagara takes honorable mention. Shawn Valentine was the highest ranking freshman from Rider and finished 4th. Rider players have not yet been named StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week this season.
Tags: Jonathon Thompson
- Scoring: Sean Armand, Iona: 25.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Derrick Stewart, Rider: 16 RPG
- Assists: Billy Baron, Canisius: 9.5 APG
- Blocked Shots: Rhamel Brown, Manhattan: 4.5 BPG
- Free Throws: O.D Anosike, Siena: 9.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Sean Armand, Iona: 6 TPG
- Steals: Ameen Tanksley, Niagara: 3.67 SPG
, Shawn Valentine
, Derrick Stewart