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Akoon-Purcell voted Eurobasket.com Player of the Week - Nov 14, 2017


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On November 8 in Russia, Devaughn Akoon-Purcell had a great game in the last round for league's leader Bakken and was voted Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.

Akoon-Purcell top scored with 31pts with 6rebs as the defending Danish champs Bakken surprised the league leaders Russian Avtodor 97-85 in the FIBA Europe Cup competition. With the victory Bakken (3-1) have a solid three game winning streak and maintains their position as Group B leaders. Their next game is against Benfica in Lisbon on November 15. In the team's last game Akoon-Purcell had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at Bakken and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell averages, just after three games, 18.7ppg.

In Spain, Kyle Rowley came off the bench to orchestrate 15th ranked Castello, with 14pts and 8 rebounds, in an 85-69 win over 17th ranked CB Calavijo on November 10 at home. With the win Castello improved to a 3-5 record to move into ninth position in the LEB Gold League. Their next game will be against 8th ranked Sammic ISB in Azepitia on November 19.

On the US collegiate circuit, 7' center Johnny Hamilton tallied 13pts, 4rebs & 2blks as the University of Texas, Arlington, open their regular season with a hard fought 85-80 home victory over Loyola Marymount on November 11.

A big second half display from senior center Hamilton, who added 11 points and three boards in the final period, helped the Mavs storm back for the win. With 48.1 seconds left in regulation time, Hamilton had a monster dunk, off an assist from teammate Hawkins, as UTA sealed the game with an 82-77 lead. Hamilton also added seven critical free throws during the contest.

Fellow T&T teammate, guard Mairega Clarke made a valuable contribution of 5pts, 2rebs, 2blks, 1 steal and zero turnovers in twenty-one minutes playing time. The Mavs will return to action on Saturday in an away game against BYU. It will be a rematch of the meeting in the 2016-17 National Invitational Tournament.

In Newark, New Jersey, point guard Kadeem Carrington tallied 8pts and a team high six assists as the No. 23 Seton Hall men's basketball team downed Fairleigh Dickinson, 90-68, in the first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on November 10. Seton Hall improves to 19-4 all-time against Fairleigh Dickinson.

In the second game on November 12, Carrington finished with 14pts, 4stls and another team-high of four assists as Seton Hall defeated Monmouth, 75-65 in its second game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. With Seton Hall trailing 11-8 in the opening period, the turning point in the game came when Carrington had steals on back-to-back Monmouth possessions, and converted them into breakaway baskets both times to give the Pirates their first lead, 12-11, with 14:12 remaining in the first half. The Pirates kept up the pressure early in the second half, and twice ballooned their lead to 20 points.

Seton Hall improves to a perfect 13-0 all-time against Monmouth, Up Next, Seton Hall will host Big Ten member Indiana at the Prudential Center as part of the 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

  



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