Saah Nimley is the distributor for Charleston Southern. He makes the offense go.
And sometimes, that offense runs through him, like over the last four games for the Buccaneers. In that span, Nimley has averaged 32 points per game, which still tossing out nearly four assists.
This week, Nimley really took a step forward. Against UNC Asheville on Monday, the senior point guard had 31 points on 10 of 19 shooting from the floor, and a perfect 7-for-7 at the free throw line. He added six rebounds and three assists during the 82-75 win.
He followed that with a 37-point performance against Gardner-Webb on Saturday. He went 11-for-21 from the floor including a stellar 7-for-12 from 3-point range. And Nimley did all of that while tossing four assists and five rebounds.
For his two big games, and as recognition for an impressive streak, Saah Nimley is the Mid-Major Madness Player of the Week.
The freshman award for this week goes to a player who had a singular performance against an opponent that helped his team earn its biggest win of the year. Tuesday night, Peyton Aldridge scored 22 points against then No. 22 Dayton to help Davidson score a very important win in both the Atlantic 10 race and the Wildcats' hopes for an Tournament berth in March.
His line from that night was 9-for-14 from the floor, and 4-for-5 from 3-point range. He added six rebounds and three assists while throwing in a block for good measure.
Against George Mason on Saturday he was less effective, but he didn't do anything to overly tarnish the glow from that Tuesday night barrage against the Flyers.
Peyton Aldridge is the Mid-Major Madness Freshman of the Week.