Here were the players of the week in Brooklyn’s college basketball scene. Performances from Feb. 3 through Feb. 9 count toward this list.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Megan Moran, St. Joseph’s (16 PPG, 11 RPG, 4 APG in 2 games): Moran had a big game in a win over York when she scored 17 points with eight rebounds, and upper her game in a tough loss to Briarcliffe where she scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds including eight offensive boards.
Cleandra Roberts, LIU Brooklyn (22 PPG, 8 RPG in 2 games): Once again, Roberts continues to be one of the best college players in Brooklyn even as her team limps toward the end of the season. They finished the week 5-7 and it’s scary to think of where the Blackbirds would be without her.
Sarah Benedetti, St. Francis (18.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG in 2 games): Benedetti had been in a slump since the new year, but broke out of it in a big way last week. Her biggest performance came in a win against Fairleigh Dickinson when she scored 21 points, and she followed that up with 16 points against Robert Morris.
Egzon Gjonbalaj, Brooklyn College (18 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.5 APG in 2 games): Another solid week for Gjonbalaj, who has averaged 14.5 points per game this season. He scored 23 with seven assists in a close victory over Hunter College.
Michael Megafu, St. Joseph’s (21 PPG, 9.67 RPG, 3 APG in 3 games): Megafu came just one rebound shy of having three double-doubles last week. He’s a machine on both ends of the court that has averaged 16.6 points and 10.6 rebounds per game so far this season.
David Louison, St. Joseph’s (20 PPG, 9.3 RPG): How a bigger program didn’t snatch up Louison will never make sense to me. He’s just a beast that has averaged 18.2 points with 9.4 rebounds per game this season. He’s scored at least 10 points in all but two games this season.