Here were the players of the week in Brooklyn’s college basketball scene. Performances from Jan. 20 through Jan. 26 count toward this list.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jason Brickman, LIU Brooklyn (14.5 PPG, 12.5 APG, 2.0 SPG in 2 games): Brick had double-doubles in six of his first 12 games this year, but then went on a bit of a slump starting just before Christmas. He finally broke out of that slump in a big way last week as he scored 15 points with 13 assists against Bryant and then had a 14 point, 12 assist performance against Mount St. Mary’s. Brickman is not only a great point guard, but he makes everyone around him better as well.
Glenn Feidanga, LIU Brooklyn (11.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG in 2 games): The freshman has played in every game this year, but so far has only averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. However, he stepped up his game last week with eight points and 10 rebounds against Bryant and his first career double-double, 15 points and 11 rebounds, against Mount St. Mary’s.
Cleandra Roberts, LIU Brooklyn (21.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.5 SPG in 2 games): The Blackbirds started the week off right as Clea led them with 28 points over Fairleigh Dickinson. She followed it up with 15 points against Robert Morris. She has been a consistent player on an inconsistent team.
Jalen Cannon, St. Francis (16 PPG, 10 RPG, 1.5 BPG in 2 game): Cannon is probably the most consistent college player in Brooklyn. He had 23 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Fairleigh Dickinson and had nine points and nine rebounds against Bryant.
Nicole Francomano, Brooklyn College (16 PPG, 6.5 APG, 5.0 SPG in 2 games): Francomano did it all last week. She scored 14 points with nine assists against Purchase, but she also had eight steals and two rebounds in that game as well. Then against Staten Island she had 18 points with eight rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.
David Louison, St. Joseph’s (23 PPG, 9.5 RPG in 2 games): St. Joe’s coach Joseph Cocozello loves Louison and it’s easy to see why because he’s so consistently good. He scored 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal against Valley Forge Christian on Thursday and then topped that with a 28-point, 11-rebound performance against York College.