StatSheet's NEC Player of the Week for January 28th goes to Shane Gibson from Sacred Heart. Eric Fanning from Wagner has won StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week. And last but certainly not least, Quinnipiac's Shaq Shannon has won StatSheet's NEC 6th Man of the Week.
Gibson led the all of the NEC in scoring (29.5 pts per game) and free throws (10.5 per game). He also put up 50% shooting, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 4 three pointers per game. The Sacred Heart senior put these numbers up in victories against Bryant and Monmouth.
Gibson led all scoring for the Pioneers with 26 points while adding 6 rebounds in an 87-76 win over Bryant. That was followed by a team-leading 33 points plus an additional 5 rebounds in an 82-68 victory over Monmouth.
This is a familiar honor for Shane Gibson, who has been selected StatSheet NEC Player of the Week three times. The runner-up this week is junior Louis Montes from Sacred Heart. Honorable mention goes to our own Jamal Olasewere.
StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week: Wagner's Eric Fanning
Eric Fanning was on the floor an average of 24 minutes starting both games for Wagner. In a late 52-50 win over Mount St. Mary's, Fanning led the Seahawks in scoring with 12 points and in rebounding with 7. Then in a massive 81-56 win against St. Francis (PA), he dialed up 15 points and 5 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week award for Eric Fanning. Stephan Hawkins from Robert Morris grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Tevin Falzon from Sacred Heart. E.J. Reed, who finished 4th, was the highest ranking freshman for Long Island.
StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week: Quinnipiac's Shaq Shannon
Junior Shaq Shannon, a 6-1 reserve guard, averaged 26 minutes of action over two games for the Bobcats. In an 85-78 win against Central Connecticut State, Shannon took the lead in scoring for the Bobcats with 18 points on 60% shooting. After that, in a last-minute 58-56 win against Fairleigh Dickinson, he racked up 12 points and 6 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week win for Shaq Shannon. Terrell Allen, a junior forward from Central Connecticut State, is the runner up. Marcus Ware, a senior forward from Monmouth, receives honorable mention. Long Island players have not yet been named StatSheet NEC Player of the Week this season.
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- Scoring: Shane Gibson, Sacred Heart: 29.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Ike Azotam, Quinnipiac: 13.5 RPG
- Assists: Phil Gaetano, Sacred Heart: 12 APG
- Blocked Shots: Joseph Efese, Central Connecticut State: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Shane Gibson, Sacred Heart: 10.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Dyami Starks, Bryant: 5.5 TPG
- Steals: Matt Hunter, Central Connecticut State: 3 SPG
, E.J. Reed