Taylor Smith is Runner-Up for the StatSheet Southland Player of the Week - February 4th, 2013

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Fred Hunter from Nicholls State has been selected for StatSheet's Southland Player of the Week for February 4th. Northwestern State's Jalan West has been recognized as StatSheet Southland Freshman of the Week. Finally, Northwestern State's DeQuan Hicks takes home StatSheet's Southland 6th Man of the Week.

Hunter finished first in the Southland in scoring (34.5 pts per game) and free throws (11.5 per game). He also tallied great stats in shooting (70%) and rebounding (9 per game). The Nicholls State senior played well for the Colonels in losses to Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas.

Hunter topped all scoring and rebounding for the Colonels with 33 points and 7 rebounds in a 90-78 loss to Oral Roberts. He followed that up by leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 36 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-76 loss to Central Arkansas.

This is the second time this season that Fred Hunter has been selected StatSheet Southland Player of the Week. He has also been a runner-up once. The runner-up this week is our own Taylor Smith. Honorable mention goes to Sam Houston State junior DeMarcus Gatlin.

StatSheet Southland Freshman of the Week: Northwestern State's Jalan West

Jalan West averaged 22 minutes of playing time starting both games for Northwestern State. He led all Southland freshmen in assists (7.0 per game). In an 85-63 waxing of Lamar, West chalked up 5 assists and 4 steals. Following that in an 86-74 win against McNeese State, he totaled 4 rebounds and 9 assists.

This is the second StatSheet Southland Freshman of the Week award for Jalan West. Rhon Mitchell from Lamar gets runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Amin Torres from Nicholls State. Thomas Walkup was the highest ranking freshman from Stephen F. Austin and finished 4th.

StatSheet Southland 6th Man of the Week: Northwestern State's DeQuan Hicks

Junior DeQuan Hicks, a 6-7 reserve forward, played an average of 20 minutes over the two games for the Demons. In the win over Lamar, Hicks took the lead in scoring and rebounding for the Demons with 22 and 9 respectively. Then in the victory against McNeese State, he racked up 16 points on 62% shooting.

DeQuan Hicks has won the StatSheet Southland 6th Man of the Week a total of 6 times. James Hulbin, a senior forward from Northwestern State, is runner up. Marquel McKinney, a sophomore guard from Sam Houston State, earns honorable mention. Stephen F. Austin players have been named StatSheet Southland Player of the Week 3 times this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Fred Hunter, Nicholls State: 34.5 PPG
  • Rebounding: Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin: 12.5 RPG
  • Assists: Jalan West, Northwestern State: 7 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin: 5 BPG
  • Free Throws: Fred Hunter, Nicholls State: 11.5 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Robert Crawford, Central Arkansas: 3.5 TPG
  • Steals: LaQuentin Miles, Central Arkansas: 3 SPG

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Southland Standings

 1SFA 32-3 18-0
2 TAMUCC 18-16 14-4
3 SHSU 24-11 13-5
4 NSU 17-14 12-6
5 Incarnate Word 21-6 9-5
6 Oral Roberts 17-16 10-8
6 Nicholls State 14-15 10-8
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10 SELU 12-18 7-11
11 UCA 8-21 5-13
12 Lamar 4-26 3-15
13 ABILEN 11-20 2-12
14 Houston Baptist 6-25 2-16
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