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Montrezl Harrell Named AAC Player of the Week

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Joe Robbins

Congrats to Trez, who was the greatest American this week.

Here's the release:

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Montrezl Harrell • So. • F • :Louisville
Harrell averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 60 percent from the field (15 of 25) in a pair of league victories. He had 21 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in a 58-57 win at No. 7/9 Cincinnati, snapping the Bearcats' 19-game homecourt winning streak and pulling Louisville even in the loss column with the Bearcats in conference play. It was Harrell's sixth double-double in league play. Harrell had 14 points and four rebounds, going 7-of-9 from the field in 26 minutes in an 80-54 win at USF.


AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Austin Nichols • Fr. • F • Memphis
Nichols averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks and shot 70.6 percent from the field (12 of 17) in a 2-0 week for Memphis. He had 10 points and four rebounds in a 64-59 win at Rutgers and followed with 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks in an 82-79 overtime win against Temple for his first career double-double. The seven blocks against the Owls tie for the second-most by  a freshman in school history.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Sean Kilpatrick • Sr. • G • Cincinnati
Averaged 25.5 points per game in a 1-1 week.

Shabazz Napier • Sr. • G • UConn
Averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a 1-1 week.

Shaq Goodwin • So. • F • Memphis
Averaged 15.0 points and shot 66.7 percent from the field (14 of 21) in a 2-0 week.

Nic Moore • So. • G • SMU
Averaged 15.5 points and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week.

Victor Rudd • Sr. • F • USF
Scored 27 points with 10 rebounds in a loss to No. 11/5 Louisville.