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Houston's Marcus Sasser Named The American Player of the Week

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POSTED: November 21, 2022 -- 1:30 p.m. CT

Leading the Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program to three wins over seven days, senior guard Marcus Sasser was named the American Athletic Player of the Week for the fourth time in his award-winning career on Monday.

Sasser helped guide the Cougars to wins over Oral Roberts (83-45, Nov. 14) and Texas Southern (83-48, Nov. 16) at the Cougar Classic inside the Fertitta Center and capped the week with a 66-56 road win at Oregon on Sunday night.

In three starts last week, Sasser led the Cougars with 18.3 points, 29.3 minutes and 2.0 steals per game. Sasser finished second among the Cougars with 2.3 assists per contest.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Marcus Sasser * Senior * Guard * Houston

Sasser led the Cougars to three wins last week by averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He recorded 19 points and seven rebounds against Oral Roberts on Monday, dropped 20 points and dished out six assists against Texas Southern on Wednesday and scored 16 points on the road at Oregon on Sunday night.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Taylor Hendricks * Guard * UCF

Johnson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Pirates' lone game last week, a win over Hampton.

HONOR ROLL

Brandon Johnson * Sophomore * Forward * East Carolina

Johnson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Pirates' lone game last week, a win over Hampton.

Kendric Davis * Senior * Guard * Memphis

Davis averaged 22.0 points and 5.5 assists in two games for the Tigers, including a 26-point, 7-assist game against VCU on Sunday.

Damian Dunn * Redshirt-Sophomore * Guard * Temple

Dunn scored 38 points against Vanderbilt on Tuesday night, the most in The American since 2019 and tied for sixth-most in a single game in conference history.

Jalen Cook * Sophomore * Guard * Tulane

In Tulane's lone game last week against Charleston Southern on Wednesday, Cook made his season debut coming off the bench and scoring 23 points in 21 minutes.

Sam Griffin * Junior * Guard * Tulsa

Griffin averaged 17.3 points and shot 40.0 percent from 3-point range (10-25) as the Golden Hurricane played three games at the Myrtle Beach Invitational.


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