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Wichita State's Tyson Etienne, UCF's Isaiah Adams Earn AAC Men's Basketball Weekly Awards for week ending February 21
POSTED: February 22, 2021 -- 1:35 p.m. CT
The American Athletic Conference announced the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the 14th week of the 2020-21 season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyson Etienne * Sophomore * Guard * Wichita State
Etienne led Wichita state to a 68-63 win over then-No. 6 Houston on February 18 and vaulted the Shockers into first place in The American standings. The sophomore guard had a team-high 16 points and added three assists.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Isaiah Adams * Guard * UCF
Adams helped lead the Knights to a pair of wins after averaging 18.5 points and 3.0 assists last week. He shot 81.3 percent from the field last week and posted 26 points in a win at Tulane on February 20.
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Weekly Honor Roll
Darius Perry * Senior * Guard * UCF
Perry averaged 17.0 points, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a 2-0 week for UCF. The senior guard shot 64.3 percent from 3-point range.
Quentin Grimes * Junior * Guard Houston
Grimes averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a 1-1 week for the Cougars. He had 20 points and eight rebounds in a win over Cincinnati on Feb. 21.
Jaylen Forbes * Sophomore * Guard * Tulane
Forbes posted 30 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Green Wave against UCF on February 20.
Khalif Battle * Sophomore * Guard * Temple
Battle averaged 26.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of games for the Owls last week.
Elijah Joiner * Senior * Guard * Tulsa
Joiner posted 17 points, three assists and a steal in a win over Temple on February 16.
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