Darrun Hilliard from Villanova Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - January 28th, 2013

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With a solid performance that included going up against the #3 team in the nation, Darrun Hilliard, a 6-6 sophomore from Villanova, is the StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. StatSheet's NCAA Freshman of the Week is Devin Thomas from Wake Forest and JayVaughn Pinkston from Villanova is StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week. Hilliard put up a strong 18 points per game, leading the Wildcats to victories against 5th ranked Louisville and 3rd ranked Syracuse.

Hilliard had 50% shooting and 3 steals in 32 minutes in a close 73-64 win against Louisville. He then led the team in scoring (25) and added an additional 6 assists in a narrow 75-71 victory over Syracuse.

This is the first StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week honor for Darrun Hilliard. The runner-up this week is Nate Wolters, a senior from South Dakota State. Honorable mention goes to Otto Porter, a sophomore from Georgetown.

StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week: Wake Forest's Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas played an average of 34 minutes starting both games for the Demon Deacons. In a hard-fought 86-84 win over NC State, Thomas led scoring and rebounding with 25 and 14, respectively. In an 82-62 loss to Georgia Tech, he led rebounding with 13 and also had 5 blocked shots.

This is the first StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week award for Thomas. The runner-up is JaKarr Sampson from St. John's. Ryan Arcidiacono from Villanova takes honorable mention.

StatSheet NCAA 6th Man of the Week: Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston

Sophomore JayVaughn Pinkston averaged 24 minutes over the two games for the Wildcats. In the win over Louisville, Pinkston chalked up 11 points and 6 rebounds. Then in the win over Syracuse, he contributed 9 points and 9 rebounds.

This is the first time this season Pinkston has won the StatSheet NCAA 6th Man of the Week award. James Hulbin, a senior forward from Northwestern State, is runner-up. DeQuan Hicks, a junior forward from Northwestern State, wins honorable mention.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Travis Bader, Oakland: 36.5 PPG
  • Rebounding: Kyle Barone, Idaho: 16 RPG
  • Assists: Phil Gaetano, Sacred Heart: 12 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Zeke Marshall, Akron: 7.5 BPG
  • Free Throws: Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso: 14 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Travis Bader, Oakland: 8 TPG
  • Steals: Bernard Thompson, Florida Gulf Coast: 6 SPG

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