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January 13, 2014

Shaq named AAC Player of the Week


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Jan. 12.


AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shaq Goodwin • So. • F • Memphis
Goodwin led Memphis to a pair of road wins in conference play as he averaged 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds and shot 61.9 percent from the field. He scored 15 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, with eight rebounds in a 73-67 win at No. 12/8 Louisville and added 23 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, with 11 rebounds in a 79-69 victory at Temple. Goodwin, who has helped Memphis to 15 consecutive road wins in conference play, is averaging 13.2 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game this season.


AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Amida Brimah • Fr. • C • UConn
Brimah enjoyed a breakout performance in UConn's 84-61 win against UCF as he came off the bench to lead all scorers with 20 points to go with eight rebounds and five blocks in just 20 minutes. Brimah was 8-for-10 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line against the Knights and he helped the Huskies finish with a 50-34 rebounding advantage against the top rebounding team in The American.


WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Sean Kilpatrick • Sr. • G • Cincinnati
Averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week.

Shabazz Napier • Sr. • G • UConn
Averaged 16.0 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in a 2-0 week.

Russ Smith • Sr. • G • Louisville
Averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals in a 1-1 week.

Victor Rudd • Sr. • F • USF
Had 23 points and 10 rebounds in an 82-75 win at Temple.

Dalton Pepper • Sr. • G • Temple
Averaged 20.5 points and shot 57.1 percent (8-of-14) in two games


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