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Men's Basketball Players of the Week: Feb. 18-24
 February 27, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Obinna Oleka (State College of Florida), Malcolm Canada (Ellsworth CC, Iowa) and Shane Bosek (Minnesota State CTC) have been named NJCAA men’s basketball players of the week for games Feb. 18-24.


DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Obinna Oleka – State College of Florida
Forward – Washington, D.C. – Florida Christian Institute (Fort Myers, Fla.)

The Manatees picked up a crucial victory last week behind Oleka’s stellar play off the bench. The freshman connected on 13-of-16 shots from the field, compiling a game-high 32 points in a 101-88 win over Hillsborough CC (Fla.). Oleka came close to a triple-double in the game, adding a game-high 17 rebounds and eight assists in the performance. Despite starting only one game this season, Oleka is averaging 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.  


DIVISION II PLAYER OF THE WEEK  

Malcolm Canada – Ellsworth Community College, Iowa
Guard – Austin, Texas – Akins High School

Putting his shooting ability on display, Canada propelled the Panthers to two victories last week. In a 68-61 win over Des Moines Area CC (Iowa), Canada racked up a game-high 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds. The sophomore then sunk five 3-pointers and totaled a game-high 31 points in a 73-65 victory over Kirkwood CC (Iowa). Canada is averaging 20.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 2012-13, leading the Panthers in all four categories.


DIVISION III PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Shane Bosek – Minnesota State Community & Technical College
Forward – Lowry, Minn. – Minnewaska Area High School

Earning player of the week honors for the second time this season, Bosek led the Spartans to two critical victories last week. Bosek began the week with 23 points and eight rebounds as Minnesota State edged St. Cloud TCC (Minn.), 92-91. Against Ridgewater College (Minn.), the sophomore scored a game-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field to go along with nine rebounds and four assists. Bosek is the Spartans’ leading scorer, averaging 19.7 points per game this season.

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Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Games up to Nov. 11)
DI: Chris Jones (G) – Northwest Florida State
DII: Mark Gilchrese (G) – Parkland College, Ill.
DIII: Bacarius Dinkins (F) – Mesabi Range CTC, Minn.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 12-18)
DI: Domonique Harris (F) – Northwest Mississippi CC
DII: Bryan Yarce (G) – CC of Rhode Island
DIII: Andrew Maxie (F) – Eastfield College, Texas

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 19-25)
DI: Chris Jones (G) – Northwest Florida State
DII: James Pierce (G) – Phoenix College, Ariz.
DIII: Tyler Wood (G) – Onondaga CC, N.Y.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2)
DI: Demarcus Lewis (F) – Holmes CC, Miss.
DII: Aaron Simpson (G) – Lincoln College, Ill.
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) – Rockland CC, N.Y.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Dec. 3-9)
DI: Jonathan Holton (F) – Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII: Tony Jones (F) – Johnson County CC, Kan.
DIII: Corey White (F) – Wytheville CC, Va.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Dec. 31 – Jan. 6)
DI: Bobby Hunter (G) – Santa Fe College, Fla.
DII: Chris Solomon (G) – Phoenix College, Ariz.
DIII: Shane Bosek (F) – Minnesota State CTC

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 7-13)
DI: Drew Mathieu (G) – Central Arizona College
DII: Jimmie Jenkins (G) – Chesapeake College, Md.
DIII: Bacarius Dinkins (F) – Mesabi Range CTC, Minn.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 14-20)
DI: Jonathan Holton (F) – Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII: James Kelly (F) – Owens CC, Ohio
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) – Rockland CC, N.Y.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 21-27)
DI: Jordan Johnson (G) – East Georgia State
DII: Bryant Fultz (F) – Highland CC, Kan.
DIII: Tommie Starkes (G) – Rockland CC, N.Y.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3)
DI: Devon Walker (G) – Globe IT, N.Y.
DII: Michael Harris (G) – South Suburban College, Ill.
DIII: NieRonn Miles (G) – Prince George’s CC, Md.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Feb. 4-10)
DI: Jeff Walker (F) – Baton Rouge CC, La.
DII: Alex Mustert (C) – Grand Rapids CC, Mich.
DIII: Billy Johnson (G) – Cedar Valley College, Texas

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Feb. 11-17)
DI: Jeffrey Solarin (F) – Northwest College, Wyo.
DII: Sean Deniton (G) – Guilford TCC, N.C.
DIII: Jose Reyes (G) – Hudson Valley CC, N.Y.

Men’s Basketball Players of the Week (Feb. 18-24)
DI: Obinna Oleka (F) – State College of Florida
DII: Malcolm Canada (G) – Ellsworth CC, Iowa
DIII: Shane Bosek (F) – Minnesota State CTC



























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