|Jalen Kirksey, Hiram
Hiram junior Jalen Kirksey was named the Wells College Finger Lakes Classic Tournament MVP after the Terriers took a pair of games on the weekend. Kirksey posted 25 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in a 71-67 win over Wells before adding 21 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 94-74 victory over Keuka.
|Jordan Rawls, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice)
Allegheny senior Jordan Rawls (Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice) led the Gators to a 3-0 record to begin the season, averaging 24.3 points per game, including a 33 point performance in the season opener against Carnegie Mellon. He also hit 60 percent of his shots, including 12-of-18 from behind the three-point line.
|Jack Davidson, Wabash
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)
Junior Jack Davidson led Wabash to the Nicholas Investments Tournament title and earned tournament MVP honors as part of a three-win week for the Little Giants. He scored a game-high 34 points in Friday's 137-131 win over Greenville to help Wabash break the school record for points scored in a game. He then netted 23 points in the championship game against Carroll on Saturday. Davidson posted a 19-point effort against Earlham earlier in the week.
|Ugnius Zilinskas, Kenyon
(Kedainiai, Lithuania/Kimball Union Academy)
Junior Ugnius Zilinskas played a huge role in Kenyon’s 69-65 win at DePauw, as he scored a game-high and career-high 34 points, including hitting the go-ahead three-pointer with just 14 seconds left. For the game, he played 35 minutes and shot 75 percent (12-of-16). He also shot 80 percent (8-of-10) at the free throw line, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals.
Danyon Hempy, Wooster
Wooster senior Danyon Hempy drained a 15-foot jumper from the wing with 5.1 seconds left to lift the Fighting Scots to a 62-61 win at Allegheny on Wednesday. Hempy finished with 18 points against the Gators before scoring a game-high 21 points during Wooster’s 79-74 win over Wabash, a team that was receiving votes in the national polls.
Joshua Friedkin, Oberlin
Oberlin senior Joshua Friedkin became the 26th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points, doing so in grand fashion against previously unbeaten Defiance. His go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds to play not only gave the Yeomen a 70-69 lead and the win, but it also lifted his career points total to 1,001. He finished the game with a team-high 17 points to go along with four assists.
Caden Hinckley, Allegheny
Allegheny sophomore Caden Hinckley led the Gators to their first win over Ohio Wesleyan in 10 years, snapping a 20-game drought against the Bishops with a 95-83 win in Meadville. He established a new career-high with 30 points, connecting on 12-of-21 shots from the floor. Hinckley also recorded five rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Ethan Stanislawski, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Ethan Stanislawski helped the Battling Bishops to a pair of victories last week, including a conference win against No. 24-ranked Wooster. Against the Fighting Scots, Stanislawski posted a team-high 13 points and five rebounds. On the week, the sophomore guard averaged 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds across three games.
Jake Bertemes, Wittenberg
Wittenberg senior Jake Bertemes helped the Tigers to a pair of road victories last week. The guard tallied a season-high 21 points along with six assists and four rebounds in a win over Hiram, while also notching 11 points and six assists against Denison. On the week, he shot 68.8 percent from the field (11-of-16) and 75 percent from downtown (3-of-4).