Dec. 17 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Keith Clanton
Keith Clanton

Dec. 17, 2012

UCF senior Keith Clanton and Houston freshman Danuel House were named the C-USA Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively. Winners are selected by a media panel representing the 12 member schools. Clanton averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a pair of UCF wins for the week. He scored a career-high 30 points by hitting 14-of-15 field goal attempts against Bethune-Cookman. House also registered a career-high with 22 points off the bench to help the Cougars to their eighth win of the season.

Senior, F, Orlando, Fla.

In leading UCF to a pair of victories, Clanton was nearly flawless offensively. He averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while making 18-of-21 (85.7 percent) of his shots from the field. The power forward began the week with an incredible performance against Bethune-Cookman. On his way to a career-high 30 points, Clanton shot 14-of-15 (93.3 percent) overall. The shooting performance was the best nationally by a Division I player since 2008, and ranks third all-time in C-USA history. He also added a game-high 13 rebounds and a team-high four assists. In a win at Old Dominion, Clanton logged only 25 minutes while battling foul trouble, but still scored 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor and a 7-of-10 performance at the line. This is his first C-USA Player of the Week honor this season and fourth of his career.

Freshman, F, Sugar Land, Texas

House led the Cougars to a dominating 85-63 win against Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, guiding them to their third-straight win and eighth victory in their first 10 games. Battling cold symptoms all week, House came off the bench to set a career high with 22 points. He drained a career-high four 3-pointers and posted 16 of his points, including all of his three-pointers, in the first half as the Cougars built a 45-29 lead. This is his first C-USA Freshman of the Week award.



C-USA Players of the Week
N11: Isaiah Sykes, UCF
N18: DeAndre Kane, Marshall
N27: Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss
D3: Jalen Jones, SMU
D10: TaShawn Thomas, Houston
D17: Keith Clanton, UCF

C-USA Freshmen of the Week
N11: James Woodard, Tulsa
N18: Marshall Guilmette, East Carolina
N27: James Woodard, Tulsa
D3: Matt Williams, UCF
D10: Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
D17: Danuel House, Houston

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