StatSheet's MAAC Player of the Week for December 10th goes to Canisius's Billy Baron. Niagara's T.J. Cline has been recognized as StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week.
Baron topped the MAAC in assists (6.0 per game). He also registered a strong showing in shooting (50%), scoring (17.5 pts per game), and rebounding (6.5 per game). The Canisius junior put these numbers up in wins against Fairfield and Marist.
Baron topped all scoring for the Golden Griffins with 19 points while also adding 5 rebounds in a 67-55 win against Fairfield. He followed that up with 16 points and 11 assists in a 94-82 win over Marist.
This is the first time this season that Billy Baron has been selected StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week. The runner-up this week is Canisius senior Harold Washington. Honorable mention goes to sophomore Desi Washington from St. Peter's. Jonathon Thompson, who finished 10th, was the highest ranking player from Rider.
StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Niagara's T.J. Cline
T.J. Cline averaged 27 minutes starting both games for Niagara. He led all MAAC freshmen in free throws (2.0 per game). In a late 62-61 win over Loyola (MD), Cline led the Purple Eagles in rebounding with 7 and added 3 steals. Then in a 77-67 loss to Buffalo, he dialed up 10 points on 33% shooting.
This is a new honor for T.J. Cline, the first time he has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. Our own Zedric Sadler grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Marcus Gilbert from Fairfield. Rider has yet to win StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week.
Tags: Jonathon Thompson
- Scoring: Harold Washington, Canisius: 22 PPG
- Rebounding: Chris Manhertz, Canisius: 14.5 RPG
- Assists: Billy Baron, Canisius: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Jordan Heath, Canisius: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Lamont Jones, Iona: 8.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Harold Washington, Canisius: 3.5 TPG
- Steals: Desi Washington, St. Peter's: 3.5 SPG
, Zedric Sadler