UAA Athlete of the Week
Cincinnati, OH (Seven Hills)
Emory University forward Jake Davis averaged 28.0 points, shooting 55.2 percent from the floor and 87.5 percent from the free throw line, adding 5.0 rebounds per game to lead the Eagles to a pair of victories at the LaGrange College Thanksgiving Tournament. The senior totaled 25 points, 14 in the second half, in a 90-79 Eagle win over Maryville College and followed that with a game-high 31 points in a 106-84 victory over the host school. Davis has scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games and has surpassed the 30-point mark twice in the team’s first seven contests.
Other Outstanding Performances
Alex Stoyle (Brandeis) contributed 13 points, nine rebounds, a team-high four assists, and a career-best four blocks in the Judges’ 78-69 victory over Lasell College… Christian Manoli (Carnegie Mellon) was named Most Valuable Player at the 23rd Annual Carnegie Mellon/DoubleTree Invitational. He averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 2.0 steals in two Tartan wins, recording 14 points, six boards and four assists in a 68-62 title game win over eighth-ranked Hampden-Sydney College… David Thompson (Case) averaged 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds, posting his seventh and eighth career double-doubles as the Spartans defeated Denison University and Allegheny College… Charlie Hughes (Chicago) averaged 16.5 points per game in a 2-0 week for the Maroons, including 20 in a 100-83 victory over Kalamazoo College… Evan Kupferberg (NYU) made all six field goals he attempted and scored a career-high 19 points in the Violets’ 86-41 win over Polytechnic Institute of New York University… Nate Vernon (Rochester) was named Most Valuable Player at the UR/Holiday Inn Airport Thanksgiving Classic, averaging 22.0 points per game, shooting 58.3 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from three-point range. He scored a career-high 27 points in the Yellowjackets’ 87-80 title game win over the University of Mount Union… Alan Aboona (Washington) averaged 21.5 points and 4.5 assists as the Bears split two games. He hit 13 of 14 free throws and finished with 24 points in a 71-60 victory over 25th-ranked DePauw University.