La Salle’s Darnell Harris is making a case for All All-10 and UR’s Kevin Anderson is looking more and more like the league’s Rookie of the Year.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Darnell Harris - La Salle
Senior, Guard, 6-1, 165 lbs.
Baltimore, Md./St. Francis HS
Harris averaged 23.5 points and shot 13-of-25 from three point range in leading La Salle to wins over Saint Joseph’s (90-89) on Feb. 18 and Dayton (81-78, OT) on Feb. 21…scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and added four assists versus the Hawks…tied his career high with eight three-pointers against Dayton…did not commit a turnover in 73 minutes of action.
Chris Lowe - Massachusetts
Junior, Guard, 6-0, 160 lbs.
Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon HS
Lowe registered a pair of double-doubles and averaged 17 points and 11.5 assists in two victories…scored 13 points and dished out a career-high 13 assists in the Minutemen’s 88-77 win over Saint Louis on Feb. 17…scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added ten assists on Feb. 21 as UMass downed Rhode Island, 98-91…added eight rebounds and three steals.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kevin Anderson - Richmond
Freshman, Guard, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge HS
Anderson earns his second consecutive A-10 Rookie of the Week award and fourth of the season after averaging 15.5 points and four boards in a pair of contests…scored 19 points on Feb. 20 as the Spiders edged Charlotte in overtime, 79-76…scored a team-high 12 points and added five rebounds in Richmond’s 59-53 setback at George Washington on Feb. 23…added four steals and three assists.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL: Charlotte junior forward Lamont Mack averaged 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds over three contests, while freshman forward An’Juan Wilderness averaged 11.7 points and three rebounds.
TOP BILLING: Charlotte head coach Bobby Lutz became the program’s all-time leader in victories (183) on Feb. 23 as the 49ers downed Saint Louis, 81-64. The previous record was held by Jeff Mullins, who led the program from 1986-96. Lutz served as an assistant coach under Mullins in 1996 before taking over the program in 1999.