From the Home Office in Richmond, VA…

Thanks to the CAA office for the following official awards:

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Will Thomas, George Mason

Sr., F, 6-7, 230, Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph

Thomas repeats as CAA Player of the Week after averaging 18.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists to earn all-tournament honors at the Old Spice Classic. The senior forward recorded a team-high 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in an 87-77 win over 18th-ranked Kansas State, had 15 points and eight boards in an 84-76 loss to #20 Villanova and finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds as Mason beat South Carolina 69-68 to place third in the tournament. Thomas shot 55.6% from the floor and made 14-of-17 at the FT line.

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Chad Tomko, UNC Wilmington

Fr., G, 5-11, 165, Charlotte, N.C./Independence

Tomko averaged 12.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals as UNC Wilmington went 2-1 in the Chicago Invitational Challenge. The freshman nailed 5-of-7 three-pointers and scored a career-high 17 points in a loss at 8th-ranked Indiana, contributed 14 points and three steals in a victory over Longwood and had five points and three assists in a win over Coppin State. Tomko shot 57.1% from the floor for the week, including 9-of-13 from beyond the arc.

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~ by mglitos on November 27, 2007.

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