Jan. 28 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Isaiah Sykes
Isaiah Sykes

Jan. 28, 2013

UCF junior Isaiah Sykes and Rice guard Max Guercy claimed the C-USA Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively, as selected by a media panel representing the 12 member schools. Sykes registered a pair of 20-point games this week in UCF's wins over Rice and SMU to improve to 4-1 in league play. Guercy averaged 10.5 points and six assists in a pair of games for the Owls. Both Sykes and Guercy have won their respective awards one other time this season.

Junior, G/F, Detroit, Mich.

Sykes led the Knights to a pair of victories as he averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds during the week. The junior shot 51.9 percent from the floor and made 16-of-19 (84.2 percent) of his free-throw attempts. The guard began the week with 24 points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks against Rice. Sykes made 7-of-13 field goals and went 9-of-10 at the line. He followed that performance with a double-double in the victory over SMU with 21 points and 10 boards. Sykes made 7-of-14 shots against the Mustangs and went 7-of-9 at the line. This is his second C-USA Player of the Week honor this season and third of his career.

Freshman, G, Arleta, Calif

Guercy averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 assists per game over the week. At UCF, he sank 3-of-7 shots with a pair of 3-pointers for 10 points, six assists and three rebounds. Saturday at Tulane, he again scored in double figures with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting. He dished out six of Rice's 12 assists in the game and did not commit a single turnover in 39 minutes on the floor. He also averaged 2.0 rebounds and team-leading 1.5 steals on the week. Guercy ranks third on the team with 9.2 points per game and took over the team lead in assists with 46. This is the second 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
J14: Keith Clanton, UCF
J21: Josh Davis, Tulane
J28: Isaiah Sykes, UCF



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
J14: Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
J21: Danuel House, Houston
J28: Max Guercy, Rice

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