Play it again: Kahlil Felder repeats as National Player of the Week


ASN-Kahlil-Felder-POWKahlil Felder has done it again. The 5-9 junior guard from Oakland University has been named ASN National Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

He set a career high with 38 points and added 6 rebounds and 9 assists in a 97-83 road win against Washington. He shot 52% (14 of 27) from the field, 33% (2 of 6) on 3-pointers and was 8 of 11 (73%) from the free-throw line.

His 38 points were the most scored against UW since Washington State’s Klay Thompson, now with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, in 2011. It was the Grizzlies’ first victory against a Power Five conference team since defeating Tennessee in November 2011 and their first road win against a Power Five conference team since December 2010, also against Tennessee.

Felder, who scored the final 14 and 16 of the last 18 points in the first half, ranks second in scoring nationally with 25.9 points per game and leads the nation in assists with 8.9 per game.

Felder has scored more than 20 points in all 10 games this season. He is the all-time assist leader for Oakland and ninth on the Horizon League’s career assist list.

He leads Oakland, which has won four consecutive games, No. 1-ranked Michigan State on Tuesday in Auburn Hills, Mich.

ASN-DevaNyar-Workman-POWOn the women’s side, this week’s ASN honor goes to Dusquene senior guard Deva’Nyar Workman, who averaged 21.5 points over two games.

Workman chipped in 24 points in just 22 minutes (according to the box score posted on the school website) in the Dukes victory 76-57 over No. 25 St. John’s.

The Dukes are 11-1 overall, including a program-tying 10 straight wins and currently own the best record in the Atlantic 10. There were even a pair of Dukes that put up impressive double doubles in the win over the Red Storm, but 24 in 22? C’mon man.

You go, Deva’Nyar & the Dukes, you ladies are on a roll.

Above: Kahlil Felder is second in the nation in scoring with 25.9 points per game. (Photo courtesy of Oakland University)

Mark Adams and Monica McNutt

Mark Adams is ASN’s lead men’s basketball analyst. Monica McNutt is a reporter and host for ASN.