We apologize for the tardiness. We had to go through some stats and after careful consideration of several very deserving candidates we have come to a decision. The Can Ball Report finally has another installment of the NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week.
Players of the Week – Dec 6
Marc Trasolini (Vancouver) – Soph., Santa Clara
Trasolini had shown promise last season as a freshman forward for the Broncos and this season he is filling the void in the middle left by conference player of the year John Bryant to the pros. This week he had an excellent set of games against some pretty good competition. Last week, Traz averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, a steal and 2.5 blocks while shooting 55% from the floor (10 of 18) and 84% from the FT (16 of 19).
In the Broncos game against UC-Santa Barbara on Dec. 1 Trasolini had 15 points, 6 rebounds, an assist, a steal and 2 blocks. He also went 5 of 8 from the floor and a perfect 5 of 5 from the line. In the next game Dec. 5, Trasolini had his best game last week against (18) UNLV posting a game high 22 points to go with 5 rebounds, a steal and 3 blocks. He went 5 of 10 from the floor including 1 of 2 from the three and 11 of 14 from the free throw line.
For the season 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 51.4 FG% and 76.7 FT%. He currently leads the team in blocked shots and is second in rebounding and FG%.
Honorable Mention: Papa Oppong, Eastern Kentucky – 18 pts, 3 rbs, 1.5 asts, 1.5 stls, 1 blk, 14-19 FG, 6-8 3-PT FG in 30.5 mins in two games.
Stat Line of the Week
Bol Kong (Vancouver) – Soph., Gonzaga
Part of the largest Canadian contingent on any NCAA men’s basketball team, Kong was most anticipated of the three incoming Canuck freshmen thanks to the well publicized visa issues over the last few years. Playing on a well stocked perimeter team, Kong had his best game as a Zag this past Saturday in the narrow loss to the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. He had some keys treys in the game late to help keep the Bulldogs close. Here’s how it went: 12 minutes, 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting, 4 of 4 from the three.
Honorable Mention: Olu Ashoalu, Louisiana Tech – 22 pts, 12 rbs, 2 stls, 10-15 FG, 1-1 3-PT FG, 32 mins vs. Northwestern State.