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NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Games from February 17-23
Sam Cassell, Jr., Chipola
Freshman - Guard
Baltimore, Md.

Chipola College’s Sam Cassell, Jr., is this week's NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Cassell, a freshman from Baltimore, Md., averaged 24.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games during the voting period. Chipola needed wins in its final two games to punch its ticket to the postseason and Cassell delivered, scoring 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a 67-64 win at Tallahassee (February 18) then dropped in 22 points in a 69-64 win over nationally-ranked Northwest Florida State in the season finale (February 22). For the week, Cassell shot 48.3 percent (14-of-29) from the floor and 75.0 percent (15-of-20) from the free throw line.


Honorable Mention

  • Tre Boutilier, Miami Dade – averaged 21.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games
  • Chris Bryant, Central Florida – averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games
  • Farad Cobb, Northwest Florida State – averaged 21.0 points in two games
  • Demetrius McReynolds, Eastern Florida State – 18 points and six rebounds vs. Broward
  • Darius Perkins, Miami Dade – averaged 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two games
  • Torrance Rowe, Eastern Florida State – 18 points and six assists vs. Broward

Previous NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week selections

February 25: Sam Cassell, Jr., Chipola
February 18: Ayinde Sprewell, Daytona State
February 11: Dylan Poston, Daytona State
February 4: Devon Baulkman, Gulf Coast State*
January 28: Rodell Wigginton, Central Florida
January 21: Torrance Rowe, Eastern Florida State
January 14: Jonathan Hood, Santa Fe
January 7: Tanksley Efianayi, Daytona State
December 17: Paris Clayton, Daytona State
December 10: David Johnson, III, Indian River State
December 3: Stephen Hurt, Northwest Florida State
November 26: Darius Perkins, Miami Dade
November 19: Chris Bryant, Central Florida
November 12: David Gaberlavage, Broward
November 6: Elliott Cole, Gulf Coast State

* - also named NJCAA Player of the Week

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