Niagara's Juan'ya Green has been named MAAC Player of the Week. Here's the league release:
EDISON, N.J. – Sophomore Juan’ya Green was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Week on Monday for the first time in his career.
Green helped lead the Niagara Purple Eagles to a 2-0 weekend as they defeated Marist and Fairfield to extend their conference winning streak to three games. Green averaged 26.0 points per game while shooting a blistering 65.5 percent (19-for-29) from the field and 92.3 percent (12-for-13) at the free throw-line line; he also converted on both 3-pointers he attempted. The Philadelphia native led the team with 4.0 assists per game and 3.0 steals per game. Green recorded consecutive 20-plus point games, beginning on Thursday versus Marist. Green finished with 21 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Purple Eagles had season-highs in points (94) and in field goal percentage (52.2).
Green was the catalyst to NU’s first win against Fairfield since Jan. 4, 2010. Green led all scorers with a season-high 31 points, which is the most by a Purple Eagle this season, for his fourth career 30-point game. Green, who played in the entire game, scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half. Green put NU back in front twice in the second half and was clutch at the free-throw line as NU held off Fairfield for the 71-67 win. Green’s game-high 12 free throws tied a career-best and are the most this season for NU. Green added a game-high four steals and led NU with three assists.
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