Jared Brandon Wins the StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week - January 14th, 2013

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UC-Santa Barbara's Alan Williams has won the StatSheet Big West Player of the Week award for the week ending January 14th. Jared Brandon has won StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week. And last but not least, Tony Gill from Pacific takes home StatSheet's Big West 6th Man of the Week.

Williams led the entire Big West in scoring (25.0 pts per game), rebounding (11.5 per game), and blocked shots (3.5 per game). He also put up a strong showing in shooting (60%). The UC-Santa Barbara sophomore put these numbers up in a victory against UC Davis and an unfortunate loss to Pacific.

Williams led scoring and rebounding for the Gauchos with 22 points and 12 rebounds in an 80-62 loss to Pacific. He followed that up by leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 28 points and 11 rebounds in a 66-59 win over UC Davis.

This is the second StatSheet Big West Player of the Week award for Alan Williams. He has also received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is our own D.J. Seeley. Honorable mention goes to Lorenzo McCloud, a senior from Pacific.

StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week: Cal State Fullerton's Jared Brandon

Jared Brandon played an average of 31 minutes starting both games for Cal State Fullerton. In a 74-62 win over Cal State Bakersfield, Brandon contributed 15 points on 70% shooting. Following that in a thin 71-69 win against UC Riverside, he dialed up 6 points and 4 rebounds.

This is a repeat honor for Jared Brandon, making it the second time he has won StatSheet Big West Freshman of the Week. Deng Deng from Long Beach State grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Josh Fox from UC Riverside.

StatSheet Big West 6th Man of the Week: Pacific's Tony Gill

Tony Gill, a 6-8 Junior forward, averaged 21 minutes of action over two games for the Tigers. In an 80-62 win against UC-Santa Barbara, Gill led the scoring for the Tigers with 17 points on 100% shooting. During a strong 77-55 win against Cal Poly, he racked up 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

This is the first StatSheet Big West 6th Man of the Week award for Tony Gill. Trevin Harris, a junior forward from Pacific, is runner up. Ross Rivera, a junior forward from Pacific, receives honorable mention. Cal State Fullerton players have not yet been named StatSheet Big West Player of the Week this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 25 PPG
  • Rebounding: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 11.5 RPG
  • Assists: T.J. Taylor, UC-Santa Barbara: 7.5 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Alan Williams, UC-Santa Barbara: 3.5 BPG
  • Free Throws: Stephan Hicks, Cal State Northridge: 6 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Deng Deng, Long Beach State: 4.5 TPG
  • Steals: D.J. Seeley, Cal State Fullerton: 4 SPG

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