Kerr Nets Player and Rookie of the Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Garret Kerr of USciences has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week. Kerr has received seven CACC weekly honors this season and currently averages 15.5 points and leads the nation with 12.9 rebounds per contest.
CACC Player and Rookie of the Week
Garret Kerr, USciences (Fr., G, 6-3, Moorestown, NJ) - Continued his streak of consecutive double-doubles which now stands at 17. Recorded 30 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Felician College. Currently leads the CACC and Country in rebounding at 12.9 per game. He ranks second in most consecutive double-doubles behind A.J. Mathews of Division III Farmingdale State who has 20.
Brandon Whitaker, Concordia (Jr., G, 6-2, Harlem, NY) - Averaged 18.7 points. 4.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting 60.7% from the floor.
Rickie Crews, Holy Family (Sr., C, 6-9, Deptford, NJ) - Recorded 10 blocks in win over USciences while also recording six points and seven boards.
Dan Comas, Chestnut Hill (Sr., F, 6-6, Philadelphia, PA) - Averaged 16.0 points and 10.7 rebounds while shooting 87.5% from behind the line.
Jordan Brooks, Goldey-Beacom (Sr., G, 5-8, Mitchellville, MD) - Committed zero turnovers while dishing out 12 assists and scoring 15 points against Nyack. Averaged 11.6 points and 9.6 assists.
Bloomfield - The
Deacons improved to 19-6 overall and 13-2 in CACC play this week,
topping North Division rival Felician College in their only contest
of the week Tuesday evening. Senior forward Matt Wafula (Harlem,
N.Y.) led all scorers with 25 points and seven rebounds in the
victory, continuing his banner senior campaign with another
standout performance. Rookie guard Marvin Williams (Jersey City,
N.J.) continued his breakout freshman season with 19 points in the
victory, adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal while
shooting 66% from the field on the evening. Sophomore forward Kevin
Udo (West Orange, N.J.) totaled nine points, eight rebounds and a
game-high four blocks in the win, while Ahmad Harris (Linden, N.J.)
notched a game-high 8 assists. Bloomfield clinched the CACC
North Division regular season title with the triumph over Felician,
securing the honor for the fourth consecutive season.
Caldwell - Caldwell lost both of its games last week, falling to Post, 69-62 on Thursday and losing to Goldey-Beacom, 84-74 on Saturday. Senior guard Nikola Otovic (Kraljevo, Serbia) scored 14 points against Post, while junior forward Arthur Morrison (Bridgewater, NJ) tallied a career-high 24 points against Goldey-Beacom. The results dropped the Cougars into fifth place in the CACC North with conference games against Nyack and Dominican remaining on the schedule.
Concordia - Concordia went 1-2 last week with a win against Holy Family on Saturday and losses to Wilmington on Monday and Post on Tuesday. Brandon Whitaker (Harlem, NY) led the Clippers on Saturday with a team-high 22 points which included a 4-of-5 performance behind the three-point arc in 34 minutes. For this week, Concordia will travel to Goldey-Beacom on Saturday afternoon for a 3pm game. With two games remaining in the season, the Clippers are looking to end the season with two more wins and qualify for the playoffs.
Holy Family - Holy Family (11-11, 7-7 CACC) went 1-1 this past week as the Tigers defeated the University of the Sciences on Thursday (61-53) and came up short against Concordia (82-69) on Saturday. Against USciences, senior Rickie Crews had a record-setting night as he became the first player in program history to record double-digit blocks with ten. His ten blocks also tied the Division II mark for most blocks in a single game this season. Temi Adebayo from Philadelphia was the first player this season to record double-digit blocks with ten back on Nov. 15. Crews finished the week with 12 blocks to increase his NCAA Division II leading total to 90.
Philadelphia - The Rams went 2-3 this week with wins against Chestnut Hill College and Dominican and a loss against Goldey-Beacom. Next week the Rams host conference competitors USciences and Felician.
Post - Post won all three of its games last week and improved to 9-6 in CACC play. The Eagles are on their longest winning streak of the season, and will play two of their final three games at the Drubner Center. Over the last six games, sophomore Zach Krischer (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) is shooting 50 percent (17-for-34) from distance. In the latest NCAA stats (as of Feb. 9), junior guard Jake Wilcox (Kent, Wash.) ranks 27th in Division II in assists per game with 5.3 helpers per contest. This week the Eagles will host CACC North Division leader Bloomfield on Thursday, Feb. 16, and travel to Wilmington for their final regular season road game on Saturday, Feb. 18. On Saturday, the Post University Athletics Department hosted a Play 4 Kay doubleheader as a means to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.
USciences - Garret Kerr (Moorestown, N.J.) extended his streak of consecutive double doubles to 17, recording three more last week. The streak is the longest streak in NCAA Division II this season and the second longest active streak in all NCAA divisions behind A.J. Mathews of Division III Farmingdale State (20). In the most recent NCAA Division II Statistics report/rankings (2/9), Kerr continues to lead the country in rebounding, averaging 12.6/game and double-doubles with 17 and is ranked 94th in field goal percentage (50.7%). Kerr was honored by the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association as the Sam Cozen Player of the Week at their last luncheon on 2/7. NE region report writer Chris Granozio produced a Top 10 ranking of all the arenas in the northeast region and ranked the University of the Sciences Athletic/Recreation Center as #1. Granozio also gave Kerr the "Star of the Report" honors in his most recent report. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and The Press of Atlantic City all published feature stories on Kerr this past week.
Wilmington - Stayed in playoff hunt with win at Nyack. Now only a game behind Holy Family, and the Tigers come to Pratt Center on Tuesday. Wilmington won the first matchup of the year and would hold the tiebreaker with the win.