Davidson’s Gibbs, VCU’s Lewis Share A-10 Player of the Week Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Davidson senior Jack Gibbs and VCU senior JeQuan Lewis were selected as the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week while Duquesne freshman Mike Lewis II was chosen as the league’s Rookie of the Week. The awards, announced Monday and presented by Come Ready Nutrition, are for games played Feb. 13-19.
Gibbs finished the week averaging 26.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists, while leading Davidson to a pair of victories. The guard from Westerville, Ohio, shot 50 percent from the floor, 61.5 percent (8-for-13) from 3-point range and 11-of-12 (.917) at the line. After a 21-point, nine-rebound performance in Davidson's win over George Washington, he scored 24 of his game-high 32 points in the first half in the Wildcats win at UMass. Along with his 16th career 30-point effort, Gibbs went 11-of-18 (.611) from the field and hit six 3-pointers to go along with six rebounds and six assists. It’s the second A-10 Player of the Week award for Gibbs this season.
JeQuan Lewis averaged 25 points in two wins, including a career-high 34 against Saint Joseph's on Feb. 14 as the first-place Rams improved to 12-2 in the Atlantic 10. He was 9-for-16 (.563) from the field while dishing out five assists against the Hawks. The senior guard from Dickson, Tenn., then had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a road rivalry victory at Richmond. He also was 11-of-13 (.846) from the line in the two games. It’s the second time this season he has been named A-10 Player of the Week.
Mike Lewis II averaged 26.5 points per game in Duquesne's two games last week. He shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) from the field, including 9-of-11 (.818) from 3-point range and went 10-of-11 (.909) from the foul line in the two games. The guard from St. Louis scored a career-high 31 points, tying the second-highest scoring game ever by a DU freshman, in the Dukes' win over UMass. In that game, he went 6-of-7 (.857) from the arc and 9-of-10 (.900) from the foul line versus the Minutemen. He followed that with a game-high 22 points, including 17 in the second half, against GW. He had five assists with one turnover in 69 total minutes in the two games to earn his fourth A-10 Rookie of the Week.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Dayton’s Charles Cooke had a pair of strong performance in wins over Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure, including shooting 77.8 percent from the field for 18 points with seven rebounds and three assists … Javontae Hawkins averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for Fordham, hitting 60.0 percent from the floor and 17-of-18 at the line … Marquise Moore again had back-to-back double-doubles for George Mason, with 22 points and 12 boards in a win over Richmond, followed by and 19 points and 10 rebounds against Fordham … La Salle’s Jordan Price averaged 16.5 points 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a split week for the Explorers, sinking 50 percent of his shots from the field and from 3-point range … Stanford Robinson had 21 points in a road win at George Mason, hitting 5-of-8 (.625) from the field, including 3-for-3 (1.000) from beyond the arc and 8-of-11 (.727) at the charity stripe … Jaylen Adams scored 35 points, including swishing 15-of-17 from the line and drilling a late 3-pointer from 35 feet away to keep the game close in the final 30 seconds.