The Lowdown Team of the Week includes Angus McWilliam who also earned a Student-Athlete of the Week Award at the University of California Riverside.
Freshman Kruz Perrott-Hunt makes the line-up for the first time as does sophomore Taki Fahrensohn. The performance of the week however belonged to the more experienced Yanni Wetzell – a senior at No 20 ranked San Diego State University.
Yanni Wetzell, senior at San Diego State University
Only nine miles separate San Diego State University and San Diego Christian University but the gap in class is much greater as SDSU moved to 11-0 with a comprehensive 92-48 win. Yanni Wetzell needed just 19 minutes to compile 17 points (7/10FG), 6 rebounds, 2 steals, an assist and a block.
Takiula Fahrensohn, sophomore at University of Portland
Taki Fahrensohn was in great form for Portland scoring 15 points shooting 4 from 7 from beyond the arc. The former Auckland Grammar guard also had 7 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal as the Pilots beat Florida A&M 66-60. His points and rebound numbers were both career highs.
Angus McWilliam, sophomore at University of California Riverside
Also putting up career high points was Angus McWilliam. The Cantabrian forward posted 13 points (6/10FG) and 6 rebounds and a block although UC Riverside Highlanders (7-4) went down 70-56 at Washington State. The performance helped McWilliam earn Student-Athlete of the Week at UCR.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt, freshman at University of South Dakota
Kruz Perrott-Hunt had a season best seven assists against zero turnovers and added 5 points, a block and a steal as South Dakota beat Mayville State 96-60 to improve to 9-3. It was a fifth straight start for the freshman out of Rosmini College.
Daniel Fotu, sophomore at St Mary’s College, California
Dan Fotu scored 9 points and pulled down a career high 9 rebounds in a solid 25 minute performance as St Mary’s Gaels improved to 10-2 with an 89—77 win against Cal Berkeley.
The Gaels closing in on a Top 25 ranking.
Matt Freeman, senior at University California Santa Barbara
Matt Freeman produced 7 points (3/6FG), 8 rebounds and 2 assists as University California Santa Barbara hung tough at Idaho State to win 74-68.
Miami fashioned a 78-77 thrilling win against Temple with Sam Waardenburg filling all the stats boxes. The former Rangitoto College forward had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, I steal and a season best 3 blocks in 35 minutes as Miami moved to 7-3 this season.
Max de Geest enjoyed his first start for Long Beach State, the Cantabrian ending up with 11 points in the 87-76 loss to USC. The freshman shooting guard also dished 3 assists.
Another Cantabrian, Jackson Stent, produced 5 points, 3 rebounds and a pair of steals for Houston Baptist but the Huskies went down 96-84 at Rice University.
Tobias Cameron, son of newly appointed Tall Blacks Coach Pero Cameron, came up with 2 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists as Abilene Christian routed the University of Howard Payne 105-36.