WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 18th, 2020)

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Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eleventh Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

Wentworth and Nichols College

DeAnte Bruton averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in back-to-back games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: DeAnte Bruton (Nichols College | Sr. | New London, Conn.): Bruton averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week for the Bison to pull Nichols within a half a game of first-place entering the final week of the regular season. Bruton began the week with a 26-point effort in a monumental comeback win over Western New England, scoring six points in the final minute of the game as the Bison rallied from a 15-point deficit to score the final 20 points of the contest and stun the Golden Bears. He closed the week with 13 points, eight rebounds, six dimes, and three steals in just 25 minutes of action against Curry College.


Joe Pridgen averaged 27.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Joe Pridgen (Holy Cross | Fr. | Winchendon, Mass.): The first-year forward averaged 27.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders while connecting on 19 of 27 field goals (70.4 percent). Additionally, he sank 16 of 21 freebies (76.2 percent). Pridgen began the week by netting 30 points on 11 of 14 shooting against Lehigh before netting 25 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks against Lafayette.

Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Jordan Rose-Wheatley (Becker College | Sophomore | New Bedford, Mass.): Rose-Wheatley put up a strong week for the Hawks, averaging 12.5 points per game with 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. The sophomore shot 66.7 percent from the floor.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Sr. | Barre, Mass.): Dion averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 rebounds in a pair of wins last week for the Lancers, who enter the final week of the regular season as one of the top squads in their conference. Against Salem State last Thursday, the senior tallied 10 points, five assists, and three rebounds before exploding for 29 points on 8 of 12 shooting, including three of five from beyond the arc in a 96-89 victory over MCLA. Dion concluded his team’s contest against the Trailblazers a perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe.

Dakota Wheeler (WPI | Jr. | Easthampton, MA): Wheeler averaged 18 points and six rebounds while shooting 68.4% from the floor and an eye-popping 62.5% from 3-point land during a 2-0 week for the Engineers. The junior knocked down three consecutive trifectas late in the second half to help the Engineers go on the road and defeat Babson College, 75-56, last Wednesday. Wheeler ended up with 17 points versus the Beavers before tossing in 19 more points, including five 3-pointers in a comprehensive 85-64 victory over Emerson College.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 14 (Feb. 19th)


WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


Becker College’s Kareem Davis capped an impressive four-year career last week by averaging 35 points in two games last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College | Sr. | Lowell, Mass.): With the season hanging in the balance, Davis produced his most dominant week of the season, as he averaged 35 points per game with 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals and led the Hawks to back-to-back victories. The senior team captain shot 45.7 percent from the floor, 40 percent from behind the arc, and 85.7 percent from the line. In Wednesday’s 85-79 home win over Elms College, Davis set a school record for free throws, going 19 of 22 from the line on his way to 32 points with five assists and four steals as he rallied Becker to victory. Then on Saturday at Newbury College, Becker’s all-time leader in scoring poured in 38 points in a 115-92 route.

Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Jordan Rose-Wheatley (Becker College | Fr.| Bedford, Mass.): Rose-Wheatley posted double-digit performances this past week, scoring 10 points in Becker’s win over Elms College and 11 in their victory at Newbury College on Saturday. For the week, the rookie shot 83.3 percent from the floor with 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Tyler Davern (Clark University | Soph. | Webster, Mass.): Davern finished the week with 40 points and 13 rebounds. He fell short of a double-double by producing 12 points and nine points in his team’s final road contest of the season against MIT before registering 28 points and four rebounds last Saturday in a 78-75 loss to Wheaton College.

Frantz Francois (Worcester State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.):  Francois averaged 10.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. Against Bridgewater State, the Boston native recorded a double-double of 12 rebounds and 11 points, while tallying a trio of assists and swipes in 36 minutes. Three days later against Westfield State, Francois recorded his second double-double for the week with 13 rebounds and 10 points, while also contributing three assists and one block.

Caleb Green (Holy Cross | Soph. | Londonderry, N.H.): Green averaged 16.5 points and 3.5 assists in a pair of games last week, while connecting on 59.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 50.0 percent of his three-pointers. He led the team with 19 points on eight-of-nine shooting from the field against Colgate University before adding 14 points and five assists during the Crusaders’ win over Bucknell University.

Devan Harris (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Danvers, Mass.): Harris averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest in two games for the Falcons. He posted a double-double of 18 points and ten boards with one assist and two steals in an 82-77 setback to Westfield State on Wednesday before adding 16 points, seven rebounds and one steal in an 80-68 triumph over Bridgewater State on Saturday.

Colin McNamara (WPI | So. | Arlington, Mass.): Bolstered by a career-high 27 points Saturday against No. 8 MIT, McNamara averaged 17 points to go with six assists and a steal last week. In the mid-week game at Emerson College, the sophomore notched seven points and five assists.

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): Rapoza averaged 22 points and 11.5 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the AMCATs. The junior forward began the week with 15 points on 6 of 17 shooting, including three of four from the stripe, while adding 10 rebounds against Emmanuel College before posting 29 points and 13 rebounds in an 89-75 setback to Lasell College.

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