Blue Hen Forward Jamelle Hagins, Guard Kyle Anderson Earn Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors
February 6, 2012
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware junior forward Jamelle Hagins was selected the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while freshman guard Kyle Anderson earned league Co-Rookie of the Week honors after the duo led the Blue Hens to a pair of league victories last week.
Hagins (at right) averaged 18.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks during UD’s two wins, shooting a combined 12 of 21 from the field for a 57.1 percentage. He tallied 13 points, a game-high nine rebounds and three blocks during Wednesday’s 65-60 victory over league-leading George Mason, and hit two free throws with three seconds left to seal the win.
Hagins then posted a monster game during the 85-80 triumph at James Madison on Saturday, scoring a career-high 23 points while falling one short of his career best with 18 boards. He went 7 of 12 from the field and connected on nine free throws while blocking four shots during the victory, which improved the Blue Hens to 11-12 overall and 7-6 in the CAA.
Anderson (at left) also had a big week for the Blue Hens, averaging 17.0 points and 3.5 rebounds during the pair of victories. He scored a career-high 21 points in the triumph over the Patriots, going 8 of 11 from the field including 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Anderson then contributed 13 points during Saturday’s win over the Dukes, finishing 3 of 4 from three-point range and connecting on all four of his free throw attempts.
Hagins, who was also named the CAA Player of the Week on Dec. 12, currently ranks ninth in the country with 10.9 rebounds per game, 14th with 2.9 blocks, and 15th with 12 double-doubles. He leads the conference with 8.2 defensive boards per game, and is second in both rebounds and blocks.
Anderson, who earned league Rookie of the Week honors for the second time, currently ranks third in the CAA with 3.4 three-pointers made per game and eighth with a 35.9 three-point field goal percentage. Additionally, Hagins is second on the Blue Hens with 13.2 points per game while Anderson ranks third with 9.9 points per outing.
Delaware will look for its third consecutive win on Wednesday when the Blue Hens host UNCW at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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