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This Week in WAC Men's Basketball - Nov. 18

This Week in WAC Men's Basketball - Nov. 18

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SEATTLE U'S CARTER NAMED WAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Seattle U senior forward Myles Carter has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 11-17. This is his first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the third of his career.

The Chicago native averaged WAC-bests of 23.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as the Redhawks went 1-1 last week. He poured in a career-high 37 points on 11-of-12 shooting (91.7 percent) and matched his career high with 15 rebounds in a 115-81 win over Pacific of Oregon. At Syracuse, Carter added 10 points and 10 rebounds for a second straight double-double. For the week, Carter shot 65.2 percent from the field and 89.5 percent from the charity stripe.

Other nominees included: CSU Bakersfield's De'Monte Buckingham averaged 14.0 points on 55 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals as the 'Runners went 1-1 on the week ... Alessandro Lever of Grand Canyon averaged 14.5 points on 62.5 percent shooting, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the Lopes went 1-1 on the week ... Kansas City's Jordan Giles averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals ... Trevelin Queen of NM State 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals as the Aggies went 1-2 on the week ... UT Rio Grande Valley's Jordan Jackson averaged 18.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals and earned all-tournament team honors at the Islander Invitational as the Vaqueros went 1-3 on the week ... Brandon Averette of Utah Valley 17.5 points 53.8 percent shooting and 2.0 rebounds in a pair of wins.

QUICK HITS
GCU's Alessandro Lever had the second-most first-half points of his career (18) in the win over UAPB ... UTRGV's Jordan Jackson earned all-tournament team honors at the Islander Invitational after averaging 19.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... Seattle U's Myles Carter poured in a career-high 37 points on 11-of-12 shooting and 15-of-17 from the free throw line against Pacific (Ore.). He also matched his career high with 15 rebounds in the game ... Kansas City's Brandon McKissic scored a career-high 27 points in win against Avila, including 23 in the first half ... Against Western New Mexico, NM State's Jabari Rice topped his career-high in points before the first half came to a close and ended the night with a team-high 21 points ... Utah Valley's Isaiah White scored a career-high 25 points with a career-high 13 rebounds for his first-ever double-double against Westminster ... CSU Bakersfield's Shawn Stith racked up 26 points and eight boards against South Dakota State. He got to the free throw line 25 times and sank 22 of his attempts ... Seattle U's Terrell Brown was just shy of a triple double with a 16-point, 8-rebound, 9-assist effort against Pacific Lutheran. He then scored a career-high 31 points against Eastern Washington on Nov. 9 for the first 30+-point game by a Redhawk since Dec. 4, 2017 ... in UTRGV's loss to South Dakota State, Javon Levi had four steals, as many steals as the entire SDSU team.

WAC STAT LEADERS
CSU Bakersfield leads the WAC in scoring (85.0), scoring margin (19.5), rebounding (44.0),  rebounding margin (12.0), turnover margin (7.3), assist-turnover ratio (1.4) and offensive rebounds (15.5), while Utah Valley is tops in scoring defense (63.5), field goal percentage (46.1), blocks (8.5) and defensive rebounds (31.5). California Baptist leads the league in three-point field goal percentage (36.5), three-point field goal percentage defense (29.6) and three-pointers per game (10.5), while Kansas City is tops in assists (15.0) and steals (10.5). Seattle U leads the WAC in free throw percentage (78.4) and field goal percentage defense (39.5), while NM State is tops in rebounding defense (26.8).

Individually, Seattle U's Terrell Brown leads the WAC in scoring (22.6), while Utah Valley's Isaiah White is tops in rebounding (10.0) and defensive rebounds (7.0) and is tied with NM State's Trevelin Queen and teammate Brandon Morley for the lead in offensive rebounds (3.0). CBU's Omar Lo leads the WAC in field goal percentage (93.8), while teammates Ty Rowell, Jordan Gonzalez and Ferron Flavors Jr. are tops in free throw percentage (92.9), three-point percentage (100.0) and three-pointers per game (3.3), respectively. UTRGV's Javon Levi leads the league in assists (7.3), steals (4.0) and assist-turnover ratio (3.7), while UVU's Emmanuel Olojakpoke is tops in blocks (3.5) and Grand Canyon's Carlos Johnson leads the league in minutes per game (36.5).

SEATTLE U'S HAYFORD EARNS 400TH CAREER VICTORY
Seattle U head coach Jim Hayford picked up the 400th win of his career on Nov. 12 against Pacific. He is 400-207 (.659) overall and 40-32 in four years at Seattle U.