Jan. 7 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson

Jan. 7, 2013

Memphis junior guard Joe Jackson and Rice guard Max Guercy earned the first C-USA Player and Freshman of the Week awards of 2013. Jackson scored 20 points, grabbed four rebounds and added seven assists, four steals and a blocked shot in an 85-80 road win at Tennessee. Guercy scored a season-best 19 points, hitting 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, and dished out five assists for the Owls at Harvard. Awards are selected by a media panel representing the 12 member schools.

Junior, G, Memphis, Tenn.

Jackson helped lead the Tigers to an 85-80 victory over in-state rival Tennessee with a team-best 20 points, seven assists and four steals. He shot 55.6 percent from the field, 50 percent from the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line, including a 4-of-4 performance at the stripe in the final 14 seconds to seal the victory. In first half, Jackson accounted for 10 straight points with two free throws, a layup and three assists to blow up a 20-19 Tigers' lead to 30-23. He also assisted on Antonio Barton's 3-pointer just before halftime to give Memphis its largest lead of the half at 42-27. This is his first career C-USA Player of the Week honor, but he did earn C-USA Rookie of the Week honors Dec. 27, 2010.

Freshman, G, Arleta, Calif.

Guercy led Rice and recorded a new single-game high with 19 points in the team's only game of the week at Harvard. The point guard sank all four three-point attempts and dished out five of the team's seven assists on the afternoon. He matched a season high with 37 minutes played and connected on 6-of-8 attempts from the field. Guercy leads the team in 3-point accuracy (42.1 percent), ranks second in assists (1.8 apg) and averages 8.5 points per game to rank third on the team. His 19 points at Harvard were his fourth double-figure scoring performance of the season. This is the first C-USA Freshman of the Week award for Guercy.



C-USA Players of the Week
N11: Isaiah Sykes, UCF
N18: DeAndre Kane, Marshall
N27: Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss
D03: Jalen Jones, SMU
D10: TaShawn Thomas, Houston
D17: Keith Clanton, UCF
D24: Konner Tucker, UTEP
D31: Josh Davis, Tulane
J07: Joe Jackson, Memphis

C-USA Freshmen of the Week
N11: James Woodard, Tulsa
N18: Marshall Guilmette, East Carolina
N27: James Woodard, Tulsa
D03: Matt Williams, UCF
D10: Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
D17: Danuel House, Houston
D24: James Woodard, Tulsa
D31: Danuel House, Houston
J07: Max Guercy, Rice

Listen to Today in Conference USA

More Headlines

Shop Now at the Official Online Store