Feb. 4 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Maurice Kemp
Maurice Kemp

Feb. 4, 2013

East Carolina senior forward Maurice Kemp and Rice guard Max Guercy were selected the C-USA Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively, by a media panel representing the 12 member schools. Kemp scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Pirates in a victory over Rice Saturday on his birthday. Guercy repeats as Freshman of the Week after averaging 15 points and 4.5 assists against Rice and in a win over rival Houston.

Senior, F, Miami, Fla.

Kemp averaged 23 ppg and 8 rpg in helping the Pirates split a pair of games last week, falling to Memphis at home by seven (75-68) and winning at Rice by 16 (79-63). He scored a career-high 33 points against Rice for his second 30-point game of the season. His 33 points tied the ECU mark for most individual points in a C-USA game and he became the first ECU player in score 30 points twice in the same season since the 2007-08 campaign. The performance also moved him back atop the C-USA scoring chart with 17.9 ppg this season. Kemp was credited with a career-best six steals against Rice, matching the all-time ECU single-game high for most steals in a C-USA game. He also made a career-best 13 free throws against the Owls, the most by any C-USA player this season. Kemp played all 40 minutes against Memphis and didn't commit a turnover, while tying his career-high with four assists against the Tigers. This is his first career C-USA Player of the Week honor.

Freshman, G, Arleta, Calif

Guercy scored a season-high 21 points to lead Rice to a 79-69 win over Houston Jan. 30. He also added four assists and four rebounds in the rivalry game. In the Feb. 2 game with East Carolina, he notched nine points with five assists and a pair of steals. For the week, Guercy averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 assists on the week with 55.0 percent shooting from the field and a 40 percent mark from downtown. He currently ranks seventh in the league in 3-point accuracy, eighth free throw percentage, 14th in 3-pointers per game and 15th in assists. This is the second week in a row Guercy has claimed C-USA Freshman of the Week honors and it is his third award of the season.



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
F04: Maurice Kemp, East Carolina

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
F04: Max Guercy, Rice

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