Monday, November 26, 2012

Raheem Appleby named WAC POW

Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 19-25.

Appleby, a sophomore guard from Jacksonville, Ark. (Jacksonville HS), led the Bulldogs to a 3-0 record last week. Appleby scored 21 points and dished out three assists in a 67-63 win over Southeast Missouri State. With the score tied at 58, Appleby scored nine of LA Tech’s last 13 points to secure the victory against SEMO. He then scored a career-high 30 points with two rebounds and a steal in a 71-63 win over Chattanooga to help his team to a perfect 3-0 record at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Appleby wrapped up the week with an 18-point performance in a 68-52 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

On the week, Appleby averaged 23.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 43.4 percent (23-of-53) from the field and 73.1 percent (19-of-26) from the free throw line.

Other nominees:

* New Mexico State senior forward Bandja Sy averaged 13.0 points in a pair of wins last week

* San Jose State junior forward Chris Cunningham had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a win over UC Santa Cruz

* Seattle U junior Clarence Trent scored 17 points in a 58-49 win over Pacific Lutheran

* UT Arlington senior center Jordan Reves had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-58 win at Samford

*UTSA senior guard Kannon Burrage scored 22 points at Brigham Young

* Texas State senior forward Matt Staff averaged 13.7 points over three games last week

* Utah State junior center Jarred Shaw posted a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double in a win over Weber State.

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