Michael Lyons from Air Force Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - February 18th, 2013

Filed under NCAA POTW on February 18th, 2013
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With a solid performance that included going up against the #24 team in the nation, Michael Lyons, a 6-5 senior from Air Force, has earned the StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. Ben McLemore from Kansas is the StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week and Marquette's Jamil Wilson is StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week.

Lyons finished first in the NCAA in scoring (36.0 pts per game). He also put up a strong 4 three pointers per game in a win against UNLV and a loss to Colorado State.

Lyons led all scoring for the Falcons with 27 points and added 4 assists in a 71-56 win against UNLV. He then led the team in scoring with 45 points on 68% shooting in an 89-86 loss to Colorado State.

This is the first time this season that Michael Lyons has been named StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. The runner-up this week is Tennessee State senior Robert Covington. Honorable mention goes to sophomore Otto Porter from Georgetown.

StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week: Kansas's Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore played an average of 33 minutes starting both games for the Jayhawks. He led all freshmen in both scoring (21.5 pts per game) and three pointers (4.0 per game). In a mammoth 83-62 win against Kansas State, McLemore took the lead in scoring with 30 points while churning out 3 steals. Against Texas, in a 73-47 shellacking, he had 13 points and 3 assists.

This is a first for McLemore, who has never won the StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week award. Xavier Johnson from Colorado gets runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State.

StatSheet NCAA 6th Man of the Week: Marquette's Jamil Wilson

Junior Jamil Wilson averaged 31 minutes over two games for the Golden Eagles. In a 63-55 loss to Georgetown, Wilson led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 13 points shooting 75%. Then in a 79-69 upset of Pittsburgh, he contributed 13 points and 8 rebounds.

This is the first time this season Wilson has won the StatSheet NCAA 6th Man of the Week award. Cody Ellis, a senior forward from Saint Louis, is runner-up. Nick Niemczyk, a senior guard from Southeast Missouri State, wins honorable mention.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Michael Lyons, Air Force: 36 PPG
  • Rebounding: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 17 RPG
  • Assists: Deron Powers, Hampton: 12 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Kenyatta Smith, Harvard: 8 BPG
  • Free Throws: Augustine Rubit, South Alabama: 12 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Dylan Royer, Cal Poly: 7 TPG
  • Steals: Will Wilson, North Florida: 5 SPG

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