After starting off 2012 by getting his career high in points on a marvelous shooting display, we have no choice but to award Oregon's Devoe Joseph with his second NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week honor ...
Player of the Week
Devoe Joseph - Senior, Oregon
Could this season have been scripted any better for Devoe Joseph? Over his team's two games last week, he continued on his shooting tear averaging 22 points and 6.5 rebounds in 36 minutes over Oregon's two contests. He shot 15-of-29 from the field including 7-of-13 from the three and he made all but one of his 8 free throws. His incredible shooting has led us to honor Joseph again with the NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week.
In Oregon's big 78-67 win over Stanford Jan. 5, Devoe was spectacular posting a career high 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting that included 5-of-7 threes and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe in 36 minutes. He also contributed 7 rebounds and a block in the victory.
In the Ducks' second game last week on Jan. 8, Joseph was great in defeat. In Oregon's 77-60 loss to California he posted 14 points and 6 rebounds shooting 6-of-14 from the floor including 2-of-6 threes in his second 36 minute outing.
For the season, Joseph is averaging 15.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.7 minutes for the Ducks. He's also shooting .455 from the field, .418 from the three and .839 from the line. He currently leads his team in scoring and is tied for first in steals. If he qualified for the PAC-12's criteria (he hasn't appeared in 75% of his team's games yet) statistical leader board Joseph would place among the conference leaders in scoring and three point shooting.
Honorable Mention: Keaton Cole, Western Carolina - 20 ppg, 1 rpg, 1 spg, 12-of-24 FGs, 12-of-24 3PT FGs, 4-of-4 FTS in 31 mins over two games.
Rookie of the Week
Daniel Mullings - Freshman, New Mexico State
Toronto's Daniel Mullings was almost like the forgotten man at New Mexico State but since the departure of Christian Kabongo he has been given a starting role and has played very well. Last week he averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 37 minutes a game. He shot 11-of-27 from the field and made 6-of-8 free throws to earn himself his first NC-Double-Eh Rookie of the Week award.
In New Mexico State's exciting 73-72 win over Cal Bakersfield Jan. 2 to start off 2012, Mullings had the best scoring game of his young career going off for 21 points on 7-of-10 from the floor and hitting 6-of-7 from the field in 38 minutes. He also had 5 rebounds, 3 steals, an assist and a block in the victory.
In the next win Jan. 7, Mullings was solid once again. In 36 minutes in the 83-76 win over Louisiana Tech, he posted 8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and a steal. He shot 4-of-7 from the field in this one also.
For the year, Mullings is averaging 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.3 steals while shooting .446 from the floor, .333 from the arc and .702 from the line in 23.1 minutes per contest thus far. He is currently second in blocks per game and tied for second with steals per game also/
Honorable Mention: Dylan Ennis, Rice - 11.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6 apg, 1 spg, 1 bpg, 8-of-13 FGs, 3-of-5 3PT FGs, 4-of-6 FTs in 27.5 mins in two games.