Middle Tennessee State's Marcos Knight has been selected as the StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week for the week ending February 11th. Florida Atlantic's Stefan Moody has been recognized as StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week. Finally, Middle Tennessee State's Raymond Cintron has taken StatSheet's Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week. Knight had a strong showing in shooting (60%), scoring (12.5 pts per game), and assists (3 per game). The Middle Tennessee State senior put these numbers up in wins against Arkansas State and Troy.
Knight posted 15 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes in a 73-60 win over Arkansas State. He then led rebounding with 7 and added 75% shooting in a huge 93-41 victory against Troy.
This is the first time this season that Marcos Knight has been named StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week. However, he has received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Bryant Mbamalu, a junior from Louisiana. Honorable mention goes to sophomore Elfrid Payton from Louisiana. Roger Franklin finished 11th and was the highest ranking player from North Texas.
StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week: Florida Atlantic's Stefan Moody
Stefan Moody averaged 39 minutes as a starter for Florida Atlantic. His averages in both assists (5.0 per game) and free throws (5.0 per game) led all Sun Belt freshmen. In an 84-65 loss to Florida International, Moody rang up 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Following that in a 72-71 loss to South Alabama, he dialed up 16 points and 3 assists.
Amazingly, Stefan Moody has won the StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week 4 times. The runner-up is Elridge Moore from Louisiana. Shawn Long from Louisiana takes honorable mention.
StatSheet Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week: Middle Tennessee State's Raymond Cintron
Raymond Cintron, a senior and a 6-0 guard, averaged 18 minutes over the two games for the Blue Raiders. In the win against Arkansas State, Cintron put up 6 points and 3 rebounds. Then in the victory against Troy, he led all scoring with 20 points and added 3 assists.
This is the first StatSheet Sun Belt 6th Man of the Week award for Raymond Cintron. Gus Leeper, a sophomore forward from Arkansas-Little Rock, is runner up. Trey Anderson, a senior guard from South Alabama, receives honorable mention. North Texas players have been named StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week once this season.
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- Scoring: Bryant Mbamalu, Louisiana: 24 PPG
- Rebounding: Shawn Long, Louisiana: 11 RPG
- Assists: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana: 7 APG
- Blocked Shots: Javier Carter, South Alabama: 4 BPG
- Free Throws: Augustine Rubit, South Alabama: 7.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Bryant Mbamalu, Louisiana: 4 TPG
- Steals: Tymell Murphy, Florida International: 4.5 SPG