PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Charles Jenkins Paces Pride
WHITE PLAINS, NY (23 February 2009) – Hofstra’s Charles Jenkins (Queens, NY/Springfield Gardens) is the PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week for leading the Pride to a 2-0 week. Hofstra (19-1; 10-6 CAA) beat James Madison 99-96 and Fairfield 61-56.
The sophomore guard had a career night in leading Hofstra to a 99-96 double-overtime win over James Madison on Wednesday in a battle between two teams tied in the CAA standings. Jenkins finished with 32 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, and added a pivotal steal off an inbounds pass in the final minute of the second overtime. The 13 assists marked the highest total for a Hofstra player in 12 years, since Speedy Claxton had 13 in the 1997-98 season. Jenkins added 13 points and nine assists against Fairfield in the ESPNU BracketBuster.
This is the second time Jenkins has earned the PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week this year. Additionally, he was also named the CAA Player of the Week today, also for the second time this season.
Hofstra will next be in action when it travels to Georgia State on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. contest before closing out the regular season at home against UNC Wilmington on Saturday at 4 p.m.
This Week's Honor Roll
Richard Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn College, Junior, Forward, 6’4”, Queens, NY / St. John's Prep
Patrick Foley, Columbia University, Junior, Guard, 6’2”, 170 lbs., Blue Point, NY/St. Anthony's
Jaytornah Wisseh, Long Island University, Junior, Guard, 6’0”, 170 lbs., Brooklyn, NY/Banneker Academy
Joe Cooke, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Senior, Guard, 6’3”, 205 lbs., Mount Vernon, NY/Fordham Prep
D.J. Kennedy, St. John's University, Sophomore, Forward, 6’6”, 210 lbs., Pittsburgh, PA
J.J. Walsh, St. Joseph's-LI, Senior, Forward, 6’5”, Brentwood, NY/Brentwood HS
Anthony Passalacqua, Stevens Tech, Senior, Guard, 6’1”, 195 lbs., Staten Island, NY/Susan E. Wagner
About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.
PrestoSports is proud to sponsor the college basketball in the New York area, and specifically the MBWA. We are pleased to recognize the best athletic achievements in the Tri-state area. A Maryland-based company, PrestoSports is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites. With clients across the country, PrestoSports focuses on smaller schools and conferences in NCAA Divisions II and III.