Stony Brook's Jameel Warney didn't score 50 points. He didn't make a buzzer beater. What he did was put together two pretty amazingly solid games against Canisius and Loyola.
In a 60-59 loss for the Seawolves, Warney scored 19 points and pulled in 18 rebounds, eight of those on the offensive end. He added four blacks and two steals.
While that on its own would have been impressive, he managed to pretty much top it in Sunday's 67-52 win over the Greyhounds. Warney shot 8-for-12 from the floor on his way to 18 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds and swatting eight shots in the win.
Combined in the two games, he had four assists to only five turnovers -- not bad for a big man -- and he committed just two fouls.
Warney has had some bigger individual games this season, but has yet to put a week like this together versus Division 1 competition. This is a sign of good things to come for Stony Brook.
Also considered: Zaid Hearst, Quinnipiac; Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern; Egidijus Mockevicius, Evansville; Chris Horton, Austin Peay; Shonn Miller, Cornell; Denzel Livingston, Incarnate Word; Ryan Harrow, Georgia State; Amere May, Delaware State; Scott Eatherton, Northeastern; Kahlil Felder, Oakland; Dallas Moore, North Florida; Deville Smith, Tennessee-Martin; Jordan Price, La Salle; Stacy Davis, Pepperdine; D.J. Balentine, Evansville; Vince Hunter, UTEP; Darryl Palmer, South Carolina State; Tanner Plomb, Army.
The freshman award this week goes to Tayler Persons from Northern Kentucky. The frosh had 30 points and five assists in a 93-81 loss to Chattanooga on Tuesday. That included an amazing 14-for-14 at the free throw line and just a single turnover by the young guard.
He followed that up with 16 points and eight assists in a 23-point win for the Norse over Morehead State. He added five rebounds in that one, while coughing it up just three times.
That is two impressive games from a young guard that is being counted on for a lot this season for Northern Kentucky. His season stats so far compare (on KenPom.com similar seasons) with some big names, such as Nate Wolters, Chavaughn Lewis and Milton Doyle.
Also considered: Lamonte Bearden, Buffalo; Cane Broome, Sacred Heart.