SANDERS NAMED CAA CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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RICHMOND, Va. – After just four days, junior Larry Sanders (Fort Pierce, Fla.) is off to quite a start for the 2010 calendar year.

His game-high 16 points on Saturday helped the Virginia Commonwealth University basketball team a 91-57 throttling of UNC Wilmington and now he has been named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week.

The 6-11 forward led the Rams in scoring in both victories this past week as the Black & Gold improved to 9-2 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

To start the week, Sanders poured in a career-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting in VCU’s 82-74 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night. Along with his offensive production, he corralled nine rebounds, blocked four shots and picked up two steals.

Sanders then led a stifling defensive effort by the Rams that suffocated a typically very aggressive Seahawk offense into 28 turnovers and just 28.6% shooting.

“I thought Larry’s defensive effort against UNC Wilmington was near perfect,” Head Coach Shaka Smart said. “Yes, he had five blocked shots, but I thought it was more his presence in the middle that disrupted their offense and really helped us create a lot of issues for them.”

Along with his defensive presence, Sanders finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, five blocked shots and two rebounds in just 19 minutes.

For the season, Sanders leads the team in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg) and field-goal percentage (52.2%). He sits in the top-10 in the CAA in each of those categories. His 3.0 blocks per game currently ranks 14th in the country.

Sanders and his teammates will have a busy week ahead of them with home games against Northeastern (Jan. 4th) and Delaware (Jan. 9th), along with a road trip to Drexel (Jan. 6th).
 
how do you people find this, ive searched all over the caasports.com website and cant find anything about it. I only see last weeks cPOW
 
ramtastic83 said:
how do you people find this, ive searched all over the caasports.com website and cant find anything about it. I only see last weeks cPOW


John>Paul
 
Mercury said:
ramtastic83 said:
how do you people find this, ive searched all over the caasports.com website and cant find anything about it. I only see last weeks cPOW


John>Paul

This.

and the VCU press release email.
 
You can bet that Adako will be CAA player of the week this week after he schooled Larry & Co. down low last night.
 
makes me laugh that the same day he gets honored, he totally craps the bed in terms of performance.
 
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