DENVER – Chicago State senior guard Rob Shaw has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Louisville, Ky. native led Chicago State to a pair of victories last week by averaging a rare points-assists double-double of 16.0 points on 56.5 percent shooting and 10.5 assists per game. Shaw opened the week with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, 10 assists and four steals in a blowout win over East-West in the Cougars' home opener. Two days later in a comeback victory over Eastern Illinois, he scored 14 points and dished out a career-high 11 assists. They were his first two collegiate double-doubles for the senior who entered the week averaging 10.9 points on 38.9 percent shooting and 4.75 assists per game. It is the first two-game winning streak for the Cougars since the 2015-16 season. On the season, Shaw is averaging 11.9 points and a WAC-leading 5.9 assists per game.
Other nominees included: California Baptist's Milan Acquaah averaged 27.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a pair of wins ... James Suber of CSU Bakersfield finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in a loss at South Dakota ... Grand Canyon's Carlos Johnson finished with 14 points and three rebounds in a win over Boise State ... Rob Whitfield of Kansas City averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals on the week ... NM State's C.J. Bobbitt averaged 10.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in a pair of wins ... Matej Kavas of Seattle U averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds as the Redhawks went 2-0 last week ... UT Rio Grande Valley's Javon Levi averaged 10.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.7 over three games last week ... Connor Toolson of Utah Valley averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 blocks in a pair of wins last week.