In an effort to expose more of the Canadian talent that has been exported to the NCAA ranks, The Can Ball Report will be giving out a weekly award highlighting who we feel is the the player that gave the best overall performance over their games. We've also included today's scheduled games also so without further adieu, our first POTW honoree ...
NCAA Player of the Week
Olu Ashoalu (Toronto) – RS-Soph., Louisiana Tech
Ashoalu will be expected to contribute to a newly resurgent Louisiana State Bulldog squad this season. In his team’s lone game this week to start the season which resulted in a win, Olu put up career highs in what should be his first of many starts. In 33 minutes of action, he posted career highs in both points and rebounds for his second career double-double dropping 18 and 12 in the win against Texas-Pan American on Nov. 14. He also added 3 assists and 3 steals to round out his stat line. Olu shot 6-8 from the floor and mirrored that at the free throw line earning him the first Can Ball Report’s NCAA Player of the Week honor.
Honorable Mention: Jared Mintz, Lafayette – 20 pts, 10 rbs, 2 asts, 2 stls, a block, 23 mins
Stat Line of Week
Andy Rautins (Jamesville, NY) – RS-SR, Syracuse
On Nov. 11, Rautins had a great game against Robert Morris in the 2K Sports Classic. Following a game that saw him make no field goals in 21 minutes, Andy shot the lights out to post 22 points in 21 minutes of action on 7 of 10 shooting. Did I mention that all ten shots came from behind the three! He also added a rebound, three assists and four steals to the mix as well to earn him the stat line of the week nod.
Honorable Mention: Kai Williams, South Dakota State – 17 pts, 6-7 FG, 4-5 3PT FG, 3 rbs, 1 ast, 2 stls, 18 mins on Nov. 14
NCAA Schedule for Today
Stephan F. Austin @ Minnesota
Virginia Military @ Richmond
Wilmington, DE @ Delaware State
Eastern Washington @ Washington State
Menlo College @ Santa Clara
Ferris State @ Central Michigan
Mayville State @ South Dakota State
Milwaukee @ Western Kentucky
Central Connecticut State @ Savannah State
Tennessee Tech @ Central Arkansas
Elon @ Charlotte
Cal-Northridge @ TCU