Alex Young Wins the StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week - February 18th, 2013

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Long Beach State's James Ennis has been selected as the StatSheet Big West Player of the Week for the week ending February 18th. StatSheet's Big West Freshman of the Week is Alex Young. Ennis put up 60% shooting, 19 points per game, and 9 rebounds per game. The Long Beach State senior put these numbers up in wins against Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside.

Ennis topped all scoring and rebounding for the 49ers with 26 points and 15 rebounds in a big 85-65 win over Cal State Fullerton. He then added 12 points and 4 assists in a huge 75-35 victory over UC Riverside.

James Ennis has been named StatSheet Big West Player of the Week three times this season. He has also received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is UC-Santa Barbara sophomore Alan Williams. Honorable mention goes to Long Beach State junior Tony Freeland. The highest ranking player from UC Irvine was Daman Starring who finished eighth.

StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week: UC Irvine's Alex Young

Alex Young averaged 29 minutes while starting both games for UC Irvine. His averages in both scoring (13.0 pts per game) and assists (5.5 per game) were the best among all Big West freshmen. In a late 52-48 win over UC Riverside, Young registered 10 points and 8 rebounds. Following that in a massive 86-66 win against Cal State Fullerton, he dialed up 7 assists and 66% shooting.

Amazingly, Alex Young has won the StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week 3 times. The runner-up is Joel Awich from Cal Poly. Zach Gordon from Cal Poly takes honorable mention. UC Irvine players have not yet been named StatSheet Big West Player of the Week this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Corey Hawkins, UC Davis: 26 PPG
  • Rebounding: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 17 RPG
  • Assists: Jace Tavita, Hawaii: 8 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 4 BPG
  • Free Throws: Drake U`u, Cal Poly: 7 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Dylan Royer, Cal Poly: 7 TPG
  • Steals: James Ennis, Long Beach State: 3.5 SPG

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