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Memphis' Kendric Davis, Tulane's Jaylen Forbes, UCF's Taylor Hendricks Earn Weekly Honors for week ending January 15

POSTED: January 16, 2023 -- 4:16 p.m. CT

The American Athletic Conference announced the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the tenth week of the 2022-23 season.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Kendric Davis * Senior * Guard * Memphis

Davis averaged 31.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in a pair of games for the Tigers. Against UCF on Wednesday, Davis recorded 42 points, one shy of The American's single-game record, while against Temple on Sunday, he scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and hit a baseline jumper at the buzzer for the win.

Jaylen Forbes * Junior * Guard * Tulane

Forbes averaged 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals and led the Green Wave to two wins last week. He scored 31 on Wednesday in a road win at SMU and followed that up with 27 points in win over UCF on Sunday in a battle for second place in The American's standings.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Taylor Hendricks * Forward * UCF

Hendricks averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Knights went 1-1 last week. He had 12 points and six rebounds in a win over Memphis and recorded a double-double at Tulane with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

HONOR ROLL

C.J. Kelly * Senior * Guard * UCF

Kelly came off the bench for the Knights and averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two games.

Landers Nolley II * Graduate * Guard * Cincinnati

Nolley recorded a pair of double-doubles last week and averaged 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in two wins.

Marcus Sasser * Senior * Guard * Houston

Sasser scored a career-high 31 points, along with four assists in the Cougars' win over South Florida on Wednesday.

Tyler Harris * Senior * Guard * South Florida

Harris averaged 27.5 points and 2.5 assists in two games last week, including 31 points at No. 1 Houston.

Jaykwon Walton * Junior * Guard * Wichita State

Walton scored 19 points and was 6-for-9 from the field as the Shockers came from behind to defeat Tulsa on Saturday.


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