MAC Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Updated 12/17/2012


MAC Men’s Basketball East Division Player of the Week
Demetrius Treadwell, Akron
Junior, Forward, Euclid, Ohio (Euclid)    
Treadwell had a career game in Akron’s 80-73 road loss in Detroit on Saturday. He finished with a career-high 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field. His 20-point performance surpassed his previous career high of 15 points, which came at Cleveland State on Dec. 10, 2011. In addition to his scoring output, he pitched in with eight rebounds (three offensive) and one assist in 23 minutes of action. 
MAC Men’s Basketball West Division Player of the Week
Kyle Randall, Central Michigan
Senior, Youngstown, Ohio (Kennedy Catholic (Pa.)
Point guard Kyle Randall recorded his third 20-point performance in the last four games, leading the Chippewas with 21 points in an 80-77 road win to hand Pepperdine their first loss at home. He was instrumental as the only non-freshman on the floor for the final 3:03 in which CMU held off several Pepperdine charges. His fourth three-pointer was the Chippewas' final field goal, with 2:19 left, and he knocked down 4-of-6 free throws in the final six seconds to seal the victory. He shot 4-of-6 from three-point range, 5-of-8 from the line and 6-of-13 from the floor while tallying three assists, just one turnover, and three rebounds.
Other Nominees
Jesse Berry, Ball State
Junior, Guard, Lafayette, Ind. (Jefferson)
Berry scored a team-high 22 points in Ball State’s only game last week, leading the Cardinals to their first road victory of the season. He scored 18 of his 22 in the second half to help Ball State secure an 80-73 victory at South Dakota and a sweep of the home-and-home series between the teams. Berry hit five of his seven second-half shots, including both 3-pointers he attempted, to trigger a hot-shooting half for the Cardinals. Ball State made 53.6 percent of its shots as a team over the final 20 minutes. Berry also added three assists and three rebounds in the Cardinals’ victory. He assisted on back-to-back 3-pointers late in the second half that gave Ball State the lead for good. Berry now leads Ball State with an average of 13.2 points per game.
Abdel Nader, Northern Illinois
Sophomore, Wing, Skokie, Ill. (Niles North)
Nader scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out two assists and registered a pair of steals in NIU's lone game of the week, a 69-64 setback at DePaul. After scoring just five points in limited minutes due to foul trouble in the first half, Nader caught fire after the break, scoring 15 of his 20 points in a back-and-forth contest that featured 10 ties and 14 lead changes. For the season, Nader is averaging 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. 
Reggie Keely, Ohio
Senior, Forward, University Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights)
Keely scored a team-high 14 points off the bench in the Bobcats’ 50-49 loss at home to Winthrop Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center. Keely was a perfect 6-fo-6 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line as the Bobcats suffered their first loss at home in nearly a year. Keely also had a pair of steals and pulled down two rebounds.
Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan
Junior, Center, Paw Paw, Mich. (Lawrence)
Whittington provided offensive firepower in the Broncos' 70-64 road win at High Point.  Whittington poured in a season-high 15 points, including 10 in the first half, as WMU jumped out to a 21-point halftime lead on the Panthers.  Whittington finished second in the game with nine rebounds.