We close November with the ASN men’s and women’s College Basketball Players of the Week as chosen by Mark Adams, ASN’s lead college basketball analyst, and Monica McNutt, ASN’s reporter and host:
Terry Allen, Richmond
The Spiders split a pair of games last week against top 25 competition during the Las Vegas Invitational with the 6-8 senior leading the way. Against No. 22 West Virginia in a 67-59 loss Allen had 20 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor and was 10 of 12 from the free-throw line.
The next night the Spiders defeated No. 14 California, 94-90, as Allen dominated the Bears with 34 points and 13 rebounds. He was 8 of 14 from the floor and 17 of 21 from the charity stripe. For the season Allen is averaging 22.2 points and 8.0 rebounds.
Allen has scored in double figures the past 16 games and has scored over 20 points or more four times for the Spiders this season. The 17 free throws made against Cal are the most by a Richmond player since 1969.
Those are numbers Stefanie Tyson, his mother who played at San Diego State, can be proud of.
Jazmon Gwathmey, James Madison
Gwathmey is coming off a career-high 33 point performance against Liberty and followed that up with 19 points in and overtime victory against Hampton. What stands out about Gwathmey’s performance the most is the efficiency going 50% from the field (17-34) and 100% from the free throw line (14-14).
Scoring wasn’t all she added, the guard averaged 7 boards 3 blocks and 2 assists.
Can you say total package?