Kent State and Central Michigan Student-Athletes Recognized As MAC Players of the Week

Updated 1/8/2001
CLEVELAND -- Kent State's Demetric Shaw (East) and Central Michigan's David Webber (West) were selected as winners of the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week award for the eighth week of the 2000-01 season.

MAC East Division Player of the Week - Kent State's Demetric Shaw (6-3, Jr., G, Fort Worth, Texas)
Shaw sparked the Golden Flashes to two wins in opening the conference season with victories over Eastern Michigan, 70-57, and Akron, 73-61. At EMU, Shaw grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and added 14 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. Shaw followed with 13 points, four assists and two steals in the triumph over over Akron, which was an ESPN2 telecast. KSU leads the East Division with a 2-0 record and is the only East team without a conference loss.

MAC West Division Player of the Week - Central Michigan's David Webber (6-2, Jr., G, Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Webber scored 21 points as the Chippewas opened league play with a win for the first time in three years with a 92-85 decision at Bowling Green. The CMU win halted BG's 20-game home court winning s treak, which was the fifth active among Division I schools. Webber was 6-of-12 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line. He added nine rebounds, four assists and one steal.

West Division Player of the Week nominations
Eastern Michigan's Ricky Cottrill averaged 18.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.0 apg in Eagles' losses to Kent State and Ball State. Cottrill had six three-pointers and 23 points versus Ball State.

Northern Illinois' Leon Rodgers led the Huskies to a 64-49 win over Buffalo by scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Rodgers also had 18 points and 10 boards in a loss to Bowling Green.

Toledo's Greg Stempin posted averages of 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Rockets beat Miami and Western Michigan to start the MAC season.

East Division Player of the Week nominations
Bowling Green's Keith McLeod averaged 23.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 1-1 Falcons. Against NIU, he made 14 consecutive free throws, scoring 22 points. He then posted 25 points versus CMU.

Marshall's J.R. VanHoose had two double-doubles and averaged 15.5 points and 10.0 rebounds for the 1-1 Thundering Herd. Marshall beat Buffalo and lost to Miami.

Miami's Alex Shorts averaged 17.5 points and 6.0 rebounds as the RedHawks lost to Toledo and knocked off Marshall. Shorts had game-highs in points in both contests with 18 (Toledo) and 17 (Marshall).