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ECU's Jayden Gardner, Memphis' Precious Achiuwa Earn AAC Men's Basketball Weekly Awards for week ending January 13
POSTED: January 13, 2020 -- 5:52 p.m. CT
The American Athletic Conference announced the men's basketball weekly honors for week ending January 13.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jayden Gardner, Sophomore, Forward, ECU
Gardner averaged 21.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Pirates last week. He posted his eighth double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds against USF and recorded his eighth consecutive 20-point game with 20 in a come-from-behind victory over SMU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Precious Achiuwa, Forward, Memphis
Achiuwa repeats as Freshman of the Week after posting a pair of double-doubles in a 1-1 week for the Tigers. He now has five consecutive double-doubles after posting 22 points and 12 rebounds at Wichita State before adding 22 points and 11 rebounds in a come-from-behind win at USF.
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Weekly Honor Roll
Trevon Scott, Redshirt-Senior, Forward, Cincinnati
Scott averaged a double-double with 12.0 points and 10.0 rebounds, along with 4.0 steals and 3.0 assists in a pair of wins for the Bearcats.
Christian Vital, Senior, Guard, UConn
Vital averaged 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Huskies defeated Tulane before taking nationally-ranked Wichita State to double overtime.
Kendric Davis, Sophomore, Guard, SMU
Davis averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Mustangs. He had 22 points and seven assists in a win over UCF.
Caleb Mills, Freshman, Guard, Houston
Mills averaged 22.5 points and shot 51.5 percent in a pair of games for the Cougars. He scored 23 in a road win at Temple before dropping 22 at Tulsa on Saturday.
K.J. Lawson, Graduate, Forward, Tulane
Lawson averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assist and 3.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the Green Wave. He had 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and six steals in a road win at Temple.
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