ODAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week Archive

2017-18 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


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2016-17 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 20, 2017
Burnett, a senior from Fairfax, Va., finished off the regular season with a pair of highly efficient 30-point games to lead Lynchburg to two wins and the fourth seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Burnett opened with 33 points on 11-of-16 form the field and 5-of-6 from the line in an 85-71 win at Hampden-Sydney. He nailed six three-pointers and added eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals to his stat line. Burnett continued his tear with 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting in an 84-74 triumph over Randolph-Macon. He was 6-of-6 from the stripe and canned four more three-pointers. He chipped in four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. For the season, Burnett is second in the ODAC in points scored (534) and scoring average (21.4). He leads the conference in three-pointers made (88) and 30-point games (6), and is second in field goals made (181).

February 13, 2017
Schroeder, a sophomore from Blacksburg, Va., picks up his second weekly award of the season after leading Lynchburg to a pair of conference victories. Schroeder poured in 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field that included 7-of-8 from beyond the arc in a 95-72 win over Randolph. He chipped in three boards and a steal while hitting both of his foul shots. In a 78-72 win over Randolph-Macon, Schroeder hit three more from deep as part of a 7-for-13 shooting day on the way to 17 points. He added eight rebounds and a steal. For the season, Schroeder is seventh in the ODAC in points scored (342) and scoring average (15.5). He is third in three-pointers made (56), sixth in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and seventh in field goals made (128).

February 6, 2017
Moore, a senior from Arlington, Va., averaged 24.5 points and shot 69.6% from the field in Virginia Wesleyan's 2-0 week. In a 95-69 triumph over Eastern Mennonite, Moore needed just 17 minutes to score 25 points. He was 8-of-11 from the field including 6-of-8 from three-point range. He also made all three of his foul shots and pulled down a pair of rebounds to go with a steal. In an 83-56 win over Roanoke, Moore was 8-of-12 from the field and drilled three more three-pointers on the way to 24 points. He was 5-of-5 from the foul line and grabbed six boards while dishing out three assists and blocking a pair of shots. His lone steal of the game tied him with former VWC guard Thomas Sumpter '07 for the most in program history with 182. For the season, Moore leads the ODAC in points scored (487) and scoring average (24.4). He is also #1 in field goals made (158) and free throws made (106). He is second in three-pointers made (65), third in steals (35), fifth in foul shooting (.855), and seventh in field goal percentage (.515) and three-point shooting (.464).

January 30, 2017
Burnett, a senior from Fairfax, Va., shot 61.3-percent from the field in averaging 27.0 points per game and helping Lynchburg to a 1-1 week. He canned five three-pointers and went 9-of-17 from the field on the way to 24 points in a 72-60 setback to Guilford. He added seven rebounds and came away with a steal. In a 97-63 win at Bridgewater, Burnett exploded for 30 points on 10-of-14 from the field. He connected on 6-of-8 from downtown, giving him an 11-of-18 showing from beyond the arc for the week. He also made all four of his free throws and pulled down four rebounds with two assists and two steals against BC. For the season, Burnett is second in the ODAC in points scored (385) and scoring average (20.3). He leads the conference in three-pointers made (61) and is second in field goals made (131).

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2015-16 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 22, 2016
Arnold, a senior from Gate City, Va., helped the Hornets to a pair of ODAC top-three wins last week, which afforded Lynchburg the #1 seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Arnold led all players in scoring with 41 points in the Hornets record-setting 160-156 double-overtime win over Roanoke. The 316 combined points set a new NCAA Division III single-game record, while LC's 160 points marks a new ODAC standard. Arnold's 41 points are the most by an ODAC player this season as he went 14-of-21 from the field and 13-of-15 from the foul line. He added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot. He had a steal and the clinching free throws in the final seconds of the second extra frame to secure LC's victory. Arnold registered his second double-double of the year in the Hornets 80-75 triumph over Virginia Wesleyan in the regular season finale. He notched 17 points, going 9-of-10 from the line, and added 10 rebounds. He also chipped in an assist and a steal. For the season, Arnold is averaging 13.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game after missing 10 contests due to injury midway thru the schedule. He's shooting 83.3-percent (65-of-78) from the charity stripe.

February 15, 2016
Freund, a freshman from Charlotte, N.C., helped the WildCats to a pair of ODAC wins to keep Randolph in the upper tier of the ODAC standings. Freund opened with 13 points on 6-of-11 form the field with three boards and a blocked shot as the WildCats defeated Lynchburg, 61-58. Freund then registered his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Randolph's 63-42 triumph at Eastern Mennonite. He added a blocked shot in help the WildCats defense match the ODAC best defensive day in allowing just 42 points. It's the fifth game this season in which Randolph has held an opponent to 50 points or fewer. For the year, Freund is averaging 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He's #1 in the ODAC in field goal shooting (95-of-160; 59.4%) and tied for third in double-doubles.

February 8, 2016
Harris-Winn, a sophomore from Frederick, Md., helped the Royals to a pair of wins last week. Winn averaged 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 52.0-percent from the field in Eastern Mennonite's victories at Shenandoah and against Randolph-Macon. He opened with 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and 6-of-8 from the line at SU. He added six rebounds, two assists and a steal. Harris-Winn buried a trio of three-pointers for the second straight game in EMU's home victory over R-MC. He finished with 18 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. For the season, Harris-Winn is seventh in the ODAC in scoring (15.4 ppg). He's fifth in three-pointers made (47) and eighth in defensive rebounds (92) on the way to 5.9 rebounds per game.

February 1, 2016
Noe, a sophomore from Fairfax, Va., helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a pair of ODAC victories last week. Noe picked the right game to collect his first double-double of the season as he poured in 19 points with 12 rebounds in Randolph-Macon's 88-59 win over Virginia Wesleyan. He was 8-of-14 from the field, helping R-MC to a .589 (33-of-56) shooting night. He added one assist and a blocked shot. Noe was back at it at Emory & Henry, posting 14 points and seven rebounds in helping R-MC topple the Wasps, 84-67. He added three assists and a blocked shot while going 6-for-11 from the field. For the season, Noe is averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He has scored in double figures five times, all in the last five contests, leading R-MC to a 4-1 showing in those games.

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2014-15 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 23, 2015
Murtha, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, helped the Generals to a pair of ODAC wins to lock up the seventh seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Murtha averaged 27.5 points over the two games, beginning with 24 points in a 72-64 in at Roanoke. He was 5-of-11 from the field and nailed all 14 of his foul shots. He added six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. In a 76-74 win at Randolph, Murtha led all players with 31 points, tying a career-high. He was 9-of-16 from the field and 13-of-15 from the stripe, making him 27-of-29 from the free throw line on the week. He added 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. He also dished out two assists and blocked a pair of shots. Murtha is currently second in the ODAC in total points scored (429) and third in scoring average (17.2 ppg). He leads the ODAC in free throws made (157-of-202), is third in field goal shooting (53.8%; 136-of-253) and ninth in foul shooting (77.7%).

February 16, 2015
Turner, a sophomore from Richmond, Va., helped the Wasps to a 2-1 record on the road in the ODAC this week, including a pair of wins against Harrisonburg-area rivals Bridgewater and Eastern Mennonite. Turner opened the week with 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in a 77-66 loss to Hampden-Sydney. He followed that with 13 poitns, three rebounds, five assists and three swipes in a 72-68 nail-biter against BC. He scored the first four points of a 10-0 run with less than six minutes to play to erase a seven-point deficit. In an 81-78 triumph over Eastern Mennonite, Turner fell two points shy of a career-high with 28 points as he buried 11-of-14 from the foul line. He added six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Twice he tied the game up late in the fourth quarter and helped seal the team's fifth win of the season, which already eclipses E&H's total for wins last season. Turner is currently third in the ODAC in scoring (17.2 ppg) and total points (395). He's also second in free throw made (119-of-155) and fifth in assists (83).

February 9, 2015
Murtha, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, averaged 30 points and 7.5 rebounds as the Generals went 1-1 last week. In an 83-72 triumph over Randolph, Murtha went 11-of-21 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line on the way to 29 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot. The double-double marked the first of his career. Murtha upped the scoring ante in an 82-77 setback to Randolph-Macon, becoming the first General freshman to score 30 or more points since 2002 with 31 points. He was 9-of-15 from the field and 13-of-17 from the foul line. He added five rebounds, an assist and a steal. Murtha is currently fifth in the ODAC in scoring (16.1 ppg) and fourth in total points (339). He leads the conference in free throws made (115-of-155) and third in field goal percentage (55.7; 112-of-201).

February 2, 2015
McCarthy, a senior from Rockville, Md., picks up his second straight weekly award after leading the Quakers to two more ODAC victories to extend their current winning streak to six games. In a 91-88 double-overtime victory at Emory & Henry, McCarthy scored a career-high and ODAC season-best 44 points, which marks the most scored by an ODAC player since 2008 and the fifth highest total in NCAA Division III this season. McCarthy scored 13 of the Quakers 21 points in the overtime periods, including 10 in the second extra frame to secure the win. He finished 16-of-29 from the field, nailing seven three-pointers along the way. He was 5-of-5 from the foul line, adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal. I na 64-48 win over Eastern Mennonite, McCarthy drilled five more three-pointers on the way to 15 points. He added an a rebound an an assist. For the week, he was 12-of-25 from downtown, shooting 52.5-percent (21-of-40) overall. McCarthy is currently fourth in the ODAC in scoring (16.5 ppg) and overall points scored (313). He leads the ODAC in three-pointers made (66), is third in free throw shooting (51-of-62; 82.3%) and fourth in steals (37).

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2013-14 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 24, 2014
Smith, a senior from Fayetteville, N.C., helped the Wasps to their first two confernece wins of the season, snapping a 20-game losing skid last week. Smith was 6-of-7 from the field and hit five foul shots towards 17 points to go with seven rounds in a 78-74 win over Guilford. He added three assists to his stat line. Smith followed that with 18 points on 8-of-15 from the field in a 77-75 victory over Roanoke. He added 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. She also had a steal in his 34 minutes on the floor. Smith capped his week with 18 points and five boards with one assist in a loss (84-75) to Eastern Mennonite. Smith is currently averaging 11.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

February 17, 2014
Falk, a junior from Madison, Va., helped the Royals to a pair of ODAC wins, including a victory over a top-25 (by D3hoops.com) for the second straight week. Falk picked up his league-leading 14th double-double in Eastern Mennonite's 73-68 home win over 21st-ranked Randolph-Macon. He was 10-of-14 from the field towards 21 points to go with a game-best 19 rebounds. He also blocked four shots. On Saturday, Falk led EMU with 19 points in a 76-69 victory over Randolph at home. He was 6-of-8 from the field, also converting 7-of-12 from the foul line. He collected seven rebounds in addition to two steals and a pair of blocked shots. For the season, Falk leads the ODAC in rebounding (13.3 rpg) and blocked shots (68). He's third in field goals shooting (61.1 %) and 11th in scoring (14.5 ppg).

February 10, 2014
Ehilegbu, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., put together a strong week in which he helped lead the WildCats to a 1-1 week. In a 71-62 win over Emory & Henry, Ehilegbu poured in 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field that included 4-of-6 from three-point territory. In the process of notching a new career-high, he recorded his 1,000th career-point, becoming the third WildCat to reach that milestone. He chipped in four rebounds, two assists and a steal versus the Wasps. In a 65-63 buzzer-beating loss to Virginia Wesleyan, Ehilegbu against shot better than 60-percent on the way to 20 points and nine rebounds. He was 8-of-12 from the field, adding three steals and an assist. For the season, Ehilegbu is averaging 13.4 points per game. He's fourth in the ODAC with 32 steals and ninth in rebounding (6.7 rpg).

February 3, 2014
Eacho, a junior from North Chesterfield, Va., picks up his second weekly award after helping lead Roanoke to a pair of conference wins last week. In a 69-62 home win over Washington and Lee, Eacho notched his eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 14 rebounds. He hit 10-of-17 shots from the field and came away with an assist. He followed that with a second 24-point effort in an 88-87 triumph at Eastern Mennonite. Eacho was 10-of-19 from the field and cashed in all four of his foul shots. He added seven rebounds and four blocked shots as the Maroons won their third ODAC game of the season. Eacho is currently second in the ODAC in rebounding (9.8 rpg) and third in scoring (18.1 ppg).

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2012-13 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 18, 2013
Ey, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Generals to a 2-0 week and secure the eighth seed in the ODAC men's basketball tournament. He recorded two double-doubles and scored the 1,00th point of his career. For the week, he totaled 33 points (16.5 ppg), 23 rebounds (11.5 rpg.), five assists (2.5 apg.), five steals (2.5 spg.) and three blocks (1.5 bpg.). He scored his 1,000th career point in the second half against Shenandoah on Saturday. He finished the game with 23 points, including 19 in the second half, and dropped in the game-winning basket with 14 seconds left after stealing the Hornets inbounds' pass. He is the only player in W&L history with at least 1,000 career points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists, 150 blocks and 100 steals. He leads the ODAC in rebounds per game (9.6) and blocks per game (2.2).

February 11, 2013
Astorga, a senior from Suffolk, Va., helped Virginia Wesleyan post three road wins last week, including a non-conference triumph over #16 Christopher Newport and a pair of ODAC wins over Eastern Mennonite and regionally-ranked Guilford. In a 79-66 win over CNU, Astorga dropped in 17 points and corralled eight rebounds to go with a pair of assists. He followed that with 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in a 70-65 win over Eastern Mennonite. Over the weekend, Astorga poured in 22 points with nine boards and two assists. He made four three-pointers. For the season, Astorga is fourth in the conference in scoring at 16.2 points per game.

February 4, 2013
Williamson, a junior from Norfolk, Va., helped the #19 Tigers to a pair of conference wins last week as he averaged 24 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 76.9-percent from the field. In an 81-70 win over Lynchburg, Williamson made 7-of-11 field goals on the way to 18 points. He added nine rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. On the weekend, Williamson upped the ante with 30 points on 13-of-15 shooting (86.7%). He was 4-of-4 from the line for the second straight game. He added 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. He also chipped in two blocks and an assist. For the season, Williamson is #1 in the ODAC in field goal shooting (65.9%) and seventh in the league in scoring (15.2 ppg).

January 28, 2013
Hunt, a senior from Whittier, N.C., earns his fourth weekly award of the season after helping the WildCats to a 2-1 record and averaging 30.3 points per game last week. The ODAC's leading scorer (26.2 ppg) enters this week ranked second in the country, a mark that was aided by a pair of 30-plus point efforts for Randolph. He opened with a career-high tying 36 markers on 13-of-26 shooting in an 80-63 win at William Peace. He added six rebounds, four assists and three steals. During the midweek, Hunt poured in 33 points as he made 14-of-16 free throws in a 79-63 loss to Hampden-Sydney. He chipped in nine rebounds, four assists and three more takeaways against the Tigers. Hunt capped his week with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting in a 65-50 win at Shenandoah. He was 4-of-6 from three-point range, and added five boards, two assists and a steal against the Hornets.

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2011-12 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 20, 2012
Astorga, a junior from Suffolk, Va., helped the Marlins to three wins in the final week of the season, including two on Saturday and Sunday, to secure the top seed in the ODAC Tournament. Astorga posted his seventh 20+ points performance in a regular-season ending 77-49 win over Washington & Lee University. His last basket of the game pushed him over the 1,000 point plateau, making him the 23rd member of the 1,000 Point Club and the second this season for VWC, the latter a program first. For the week, Astorga shot 53% from the field, including 42% from the three-point territory. He averaged 18.7 points and 7.0 rebounds. He notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards in a win over Lynchburg.

February 13, 2012
Green, a junior from Marshville, N.C., led the Wasps to their first two-win week since Dec. 30/31 and their first back-to-back victories over ODAC teams this season. His 31 points against Roanoke on Wednesday marked a career high. He did it on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and converting 9-of-11 foul shots. He added four rebounds and two assists to his stat line. Green added 17 points and seven boards, as well as the game-winning layup with 10-seconds to play, in an 81-80 win over Eastern Mennonite. Green, who has reached double figures in 18-of-23 contests, leads the team in scoring (14.5 ppg) and is tied for third in rebounding (4.6 rpg).

February 6, 2012
Lowder, a senior from Yadkinville, N.C., set the Guilford school record with 10 three-pointers in Guilford's win over Roanoke, leaving himself just one short of tying the ODAC single-game mark. He made his first nine shots from long distance and finished 10-of-11 behind the arc on his way to a career-high 36 points. The output is not only the most by a Quaker this season, but it also tops the ODAC seasonal tables. Overall, Lowder shot 12-for-17 for the game and also had four rebounds and two steals in Guilford's 89-72 win over Roanoke.

January 30, 2012
Vaughn, a senior from Woodbridge, Va., picks up his second weekly award of the season after helping Virginia Wesleyan to a 3-0 week. Vaughn averaged 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 3.0 steals in wins over Bridgewater, Eastern Mennonite and Christopher Newport. In the week's opening contest against BC (72-52), Vaughn poured in 20 points to go with three steals and three blocked shots. In a 91-65 win over EMU, Vaughn scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting in 22 minutes of action. He added six boards, three steals and three more rejections to his stat sheet. He capped his week with 16 points, five rebounds and three more steals and blocks as the Marlins snapped CNU's 12-game winning streak (89-74).

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2010-11 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


February 21, 2011
Phillips, a senior from Waynesboro, Va., wrapped up his final regular season by helping the Runnin Royals to three big wins over a six-day stretch. EMU enters the ODAC Tournament on an eight-game winning streak, which is tied for the best in program history. Phillips helped the Royals jump to a 17-2 lead on No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan Monday night and led all scorers with 22 points in the 86-71 win. He finished with his second consecutive double double as he added 11 rebounds and a game high five assists. Wednesday in his final home game, Todd Phillips helped EMU avenge an earlier loss to Washington & Lee. Phillips was 7-of-10, including 5-of-8 from three point range, for another 22 points as well as eight rebounds. Saturday, he had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as the Royals locked up the ODAC’s third seed with an 84-82 double overtime win at Guilford. For the week, Phillips shot 18-of-37 from the floor and averaged 18.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals. He finished the regular season second in the ODAC in scoring at 18.5 per game. He is also second in the conference in free throws and is in the ODAC’s top ten in field goals, free throw percentage, assists, and steals.

February 14, 2011
George, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., picks up his third weekly award of the season. The Tigers' forward averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 boards, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game in a 2-0 week for the Tigers. Against #19 ranked Ferrum (#3 region), he scored 16 points, going 8-8 from the foul line in the process. In addition, he added 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Against #6 Virginia Wesleyan (#1 Region), Harrison posted 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds in 25 minutes of action.

February 7, 2011
Phillips, a senior from Waynesboro, Va., averaged 20.5 points in two games last week, connecting on 57% of his shots. The senior forward also was 4-of-10 from three point range. Phillips put in 22 points in Wednesday’s win at Lynchburg as he was 9-18 from the floor. Saturday, despite getting in foul trouble early in the game, he still tied for the team lead in points by halftime and led all scorers with 19 in the win. He dropped in 8-of-12 shots and added six rebounds in the win over Randolph. Phillips is second in the ODAC in scoring at 18.8 per game. He is also in the ODAC’s top ten in free throws, free throw percentage, assists, steals and blocks.

January 31, 2011
Campbell, a junior from Cary, N.C., led Lynchburg to a pair of victories last week. The Hornets, winners of three straight, defeated Hampden-Sydney and Johnson and Wales on the road. Campbell shot 75 percent from the floor (18-for-24) for the week while averaging 21.5 points a game in the two victories. He notched 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting (5-of-6 from the line) to go with six boards and a pair of steals. He continued his hot touch with 22 points on 10-of-12 from the field, also connecting on both his attempts from the foul stripe.

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2009-10 Men's Basketball Players of the Week


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