Jamal Olasewere awarded second NEC Player of the Week honor and more

Two-time NEC Player of the Week Jamal Olasewere (Photo Credit: Bob Dea)

Two-time NEC Player of the Week Jamal Olasewere (Photo Credit: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn’s Jamal Olasewere on Tuesday was named NEC Player of the Week for the week of February 3rd. In the two games that week, against Central Connecticut and St. Francis Brooklyn, Olasewere averaged 22.5 points per game and nine rebounds per game in 34.5 minutes per game.

In the game at Central Connecticut, Olasewere went 12 for 13 from the field and his only miss was his only three-point attempt of the game. Against SFC, he went to the free throw line 12 times and made nine of his fouls shots while going 50% from the field including a made three.

In NEC play this season, Olasewere is third in the conference in scoring at 19.4 points per game, second in rebounding at 9.7 rebounds per game, fourth in field goal percentage at 58.1%, and twelfth in steals (1.3 spg) and blocks (0.9 bpg).

For the season, Olasewere is currently averaging 19.0 points per game, third among all NEC players who has played at least 75% of their teams’ games. He is fourth in rebounds (8.5 rpg), seventh in field goal percentage (51.5%), seventh in steals (1.59 spg) and twelfth in block shots (0.77 bpg). He is also ninth in the nation in free throw attempted with 183 and eleventh in free throws made with 131.

In terms of tempo-free stats, Olasewere is third in the nation in fouls drawn per 40 minutes at 8.3. He is 16th in the nation in percentage of possession used at 31.6% and 35th in the nation in free throw rate. His 25.2 points per 40 minutes is also thirteenth in the nation.

This is the second time this season Olasewere has been named NEC Player of the Week. Both times have come during NEC play.

Congratulations to Jamal Olasewere.

Also, it was also announced today that Olasewere has been selected as a State Farm “Dark Horse Dunker” nominee. Don’t know what that is? Click on the link here to go to the LIU Athletics page for all the info. Here is the reel of Olasewere dunks.

Olasewere is up against a 5’10” guard from Indiana Tech named Antonio Cannon who has serious hops. Beating this Cannon kid won’t be easy. He is currently trailing in the voting so it is time to get to it and vote for Olasewere!

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