Weekly Awards: Detroit’s Juwan Howard, Madonna’s Bobby Naubert, Wayne State’s Mike Hollingsworth honored this week

December 11, 2012 in Division I, Division II, NAIA

By Patrick Hayes

Three college basketball players in Michigan received Player of the Week honors this week from their respective conferences.

The University of Detroit‘s Juwan Howard Jr., a transfer from Western Michigan, was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Week. From the news release:

Howard carried Detroit through the early stages of the team’s win over visiting Toledo, scoring the first 11 points of the game for the Titans. He finished the game 4-of-8 from three-point range, en route to recording a season-high 16 points against the Rockets.

On Saturday, Howard was one of five Titans in double figures, scoring 11 points. The sophomore finished the week 7-of-13 from beyond the three-point arc. Howard’s 41.9 percent three-point percentage currently ranks eighth in the Horizon League.

Wayne State‘s Mike Hollingsworth won the Player of the Week award for the GLIAC’s North Division. It was the second straight week the award was won by a Wayne State player. From the news release:

Wayne State University junior Mike Hollingsworth helped the Warriors to a pair of home court victories last week. He had eight points and three assists in the first half against Ashland as WSU built a 40-21 lead at intermission. In the second half, Hollingsworth added six points and another three assists.  He totaled 11 points, four rebounds and two assists in the first 20 minutes of Sunday’s contest against Lake Erie. For the week, he averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per contest while shooting 68 percent (15-of-22) from the field.

Madonna‘s Bobby Naubert won the Player of the Week Award in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). From the news release:

Naubert (Livonia, Mich. / Stevenson) led MU to a 1-1 week that included an 81-74 upset of No. 12-ranked Cornerstone. Against the Golden Eagles Naubert posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds while hitting 13 of his 16 free throw attempts. The win against CU was the third straight in the series for Madonna, the longest such streak in program history.

Earlier in the week on the road at Northwestern Ohio, Naubert just missed another double-double as he scored 11 points while recording nine assists and grabbing six rebounds in a 73-68 setback to the Racers.

For the week, Naubert – a 5-10 junior guard – averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, 6.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game.

It was the second time this season Naubert won the award.

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