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Houston's Brooks; ECU's Gardner Earn AAC Top Weekly Honors

December 3, 2018 -- 3:58 p.m. CST

The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the fourth week of the men's college basketball season.


Armoni Brooks - Houston - Jr. - G - Round Rock, TX

Brooks led the Cougars to a 2-0 week that included a win over No. 18/21 Oregon. He averaged a double-double for the week with 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as Houston is off to its fourth-ever 6-0 start and first since 1997-98. Brooks grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against UTRGV and played all but one minute in the game. He led the Cougars with 22 points in the win over Oregon on 7-of-14 shooting from the field in the inaugural game inside the Fertitta Center. Brooks drained two free throws to give Houston a 65-61 lead with eight seconds remaining. It was his third 20-point game of the season and the seventh of his career.


Jayden Gardner - ECU - F - Wake Forest, NC

Gardner averaged 24.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in a 2-1 week. He had two double-doubles and set the ECU and American Athletic Conference freshman record for most free throws made in a game with 16 against Appalachian State. He also set The American record for most free throw attempts in a game with 19, which was also an ECU freshman record. Gardner became the first freshman in ECU and American Athletic Conference history to post multiple 30-point games in a season with 30 points at UNC-Wilmington. With his 30-point, 15-rebound performance at UNCW, he became just the second ECU player to a have 30 points and 10 rebounds in the same game twice in a season. Gardner entered the month of December ranked first among all Division I players in free throws made (68) and attempted (85).


Jalen Adams – UConn – Senior – Guard

Averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.0 steals and shot 56.7 percent in a 1-1 week

Shizz Alston, Jr. - Temple - Senior - Guard

Averaged 15 points, 6.0 assists with just one turnover in road wins over Missouri and Saint Joe's

Samajae Haynes-Jones - Wichita State - Senior - Guard

Recorded a double-double with 21 points with six 3-pointers and a career-high 10 rebounds in win over Baylor

B.J. Taylor - UCF - Senior - Guard

Averaged 18.0 points in a 1-1 week with 24 points in a home win over Alabama

Jimmy Whitt, Jr. - SMU - Junior - Guard

Registered a triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) in a 3-0 week for the Mustangs

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