Sterling Smith of Coppin State was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. James Daniel of Howard earned Rookie of the Week honors while Du’Vaughn Maxell, of Hampton, was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Smith (G, 6-4, 200, So., Chico, Calif.) led the Eagles to a 1-1 mark last week, including a 78-73 victory over Oregon State. Smith scored a career-high 21 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field, with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Eagles’ first-ever win against a Pac-12 opponent. He also scored 16 points with seven rebounds and two steals against California. For the week, he averaged 18.5 points, shooting 63-percent from the field (14-of-22), with 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 2.5 steals.
Daniel (G/F, 5-11, 165, Fr., Hampton, Va.) averaged 22.0 points, shooting 9-of-17 from 3-point range (.529), with 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in a pair of wins against Washington College and Gwynedd-Mercy last week. He recorded 28 points, connecting on 60-percent of his baskets from long-range (6-of-10), with six boards and three steals against Washington College.
Maxwell (F, 6-7, 215, Sr., Manhattan, N.Y.) paced the Pirates defense with eight rebounds and five blocked shots in a 77-69 win over William & Mary. He added one steal in 25 minutes of play. Offensively he scored 12 points and dished out three assists.
Other Top Performances
Muhammad Abdul-Aleem (FAMU) finished with 16 points, hitting 2-of-3 from 3-point range, with two rebounds against Rutgers.
Hakeem Baxter (UMES) scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds against Columbia.
Ian Chiles (MSU) registered 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal against Ohio State.
Brian Darden (Hampton) scored 18 points, connecting on 4-of-5 baskets (.800) from long range, with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 77-69 win over William & Mary.
Mrdjan Gasevic (DSU) recorded 10 points, hitting 5-of-6 from the field, with four rebounds against Cairn.
Kendall Gray (DSU) posted 11 points and seven rebounds with three assists and two blocks against Cairn.
Bradon Goode (NSU) recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks against Texas Southern.
Malcolm Hawkins (NSU) hit a career high 31 points with six rebounds, two assists and one steal against Texas Southern.
Jeremy Ingram (NCCU) scored a game-high 27 points, including 19 in the second half, with two blocks against Cincinnati.
Ricky Johnson (B-CU) recorded 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal against Trinity Baptist College.
KyRee Jones (UMES) posted 17 points, hitting 5-of-5 from 3-point range, against Columbia.
Trey Kellum (FAMU) recorded a combined 21 points and 10 rebounds with two steals and one assist two non-conference games last week.
Jordan Lawson (DSU) tallied a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 107-48 win over Cairn.
Prince Okoroh (Howard) averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds 2.5 blocks and 4.0 steals in wins over Washington College and Gwynedd-Mercy.
Clemmye Owens (B-CU) recorded 12 points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist against Trinity Baptist.