South Alabama's Augustine Rubit has been chosen as the StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week for the week ending January 28th. Jerome Frink from Florida International has earned StatSheet's Sun Belt Freshman of the Week. Rubit put up 50% shooting, 16 points per game, and 11.5 rebounds per game. The South Alabama junior put these numbers up in wins against Western Kentucky and Florida International.
Rubit topped all scoring and rebounding for the Jaguars with 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-57 win over Western Kentucky. He followed that up with a team-leading 13 points and 12 rebounds in a narrow 60-58 victory against Florida International.
This is the second StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week award for Augustine Rubit. He has also received multiple honorable mentions. The runner-up this week is Louisiana sophomore Elfrid Payton. Honorable mention goes to sophomore Jordan Williams from North Texas. The highest ranking player from Arkansas State was Brandon Peterson who finished eighth.
StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week: Florida International's Jerome Frink
Jerome Frink averaged 31 minutes of playing time while starting both games for Florida International. In a late 80-75 win over Louisiana, Frink led all scoring for the Golden Panthers with 20 points and also pitched in 7 rebounds. In a 60-58 loss to South Alabama, he led scoring with 12 points and rebounding with 7.
Amazingly, Jerome Frink has won the StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week 3 times. The runner-up is Shawn Long from Louisiana. Kemy Osse from Arkansas-Little Rock takes honorable mention. The highest ranking freshman from Arkansas State was Cameron Golden who finished 6th. Arkansas State players have not yet been named StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week this season.
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- Scoring: Alan-Michael Thompson, Louisiana: 22 PPG
- Rebounding: Shawn Long, Louisiana: 14 RPG
- Assists: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana: 7 APG
- Blocked Shots: Tony Mitchell, North Texas: 3.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Jordan Williams, North Texas: 6.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Alan-Michael Thompson, Louisiana: 6 TPG
- Steals: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana: 4 SPG
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