Ohio and Central Michigan Student-Athletes Recognized As MAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Updated 1/15/2001
CLEVELAND -- Ohio University's Brandon Hunter (East) and Central Michigan's David Webber (West) were selected as winners of the Pepsi Mid-American Conference Player of the Week award for the ninth week of the 2000-01 season.

MAC East Division Player of the Week -
Ohio University's Brandon Hunter (6-7, So., F, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Hunter posted back-to-back 25-point games to lead Ohio to a pair of two-point victories in MAC action, 67-65 over Kent State and 62-60 in overtime against Miami. He averaged 14 rebounds per outing and shot 65 percent from the field. Against Miami, he added a career-high 19 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and dished four assists. Against Kent State, 11 of his 25 points came at the line. Hunter has four 20-point games this season, two coming last week.

MAC West Division Player of the Week
Central Michigan's David Webber (6-2, Jr., G, Farmington Hills, Mich.)
In capturing his second consecutive player of the week honor, Webber averaged 26 ppg in a loss to Miami and a win over Buffalo. His 25 points versus Miami included six three-point goals. Webber was 10-of-10 from the line against Buffalo. He shot 50.0% (16-of-32) from the field and added eight rebounds and five assists in the two games.


West Division Player of the Week nominations
Toledo's Nick Moore averaged 17.5 ppg, shot 56.3% (9-of-16) from three-point range and equalled his career high with 20 points versus Bowling Green as UT went 2-0.

Western Michigan's Jon Powell averaged 19.5 ppg with a high of 23 in a win at Ball State. Powell shot 56.0% (14-of-25) from the field as WMU went 1-1.

East Division Player of the Week nominations
Akron's Rashon Brown scored 19 (WMU) and 20 (Marshall) points, successive career highs, as the Zips went 1-1.

Bowling Green's Len Matela averaged 22.5 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 72.7% for the 1-1 Falcons.

Kent State's Trevor Huffman averaged 19.5 ppg and 7.5 apg for the 1-1 Golden Flashes.

Marshall's J.R. VanHoose had two double-doubles with 18 points and 15 rebounds versus West Virginia and 16 and 12 versus Akron as MU went 1-1.

Miami's Doug Davis averaged 17.5 points for the 1-1 RedHawks, including a career-high 23 at Ohio.