York, Pa. – Junior Tanner Brooks (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) picked up Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors Monday afternoon after leading St. Mary's College of Maryland to a three-way tie atop of the conference standings. This is Brooks' first conference player of the week and it's for the week ending January 25th.
The Seahawks (11-4, 8-2 CAC) are enjoying a three-game win streak after posting conference wins over York College of Pennsylvania and Marymount (Va.) University this past week. The win over Marymount pushed St. Mary's onto the top of the standings heading into the second half of the league play.
Brooks averaged 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 three-pointers, 2.5 steals, and 2.0 assists while shooting 46.9% (15-32) from the field, 38.1% (8-21) from beyond the arc, and 81.3% (13-16) from the free throw line.
The 6-1 guard started the week with several season-highs in a come-from-behind 74-55 victory over York. He notched season-bests of 36 points, 10 field goals made, 10 free throws made, six three-point field goals made, and five steals, shooting 10-of-20 from the floor, including 6-of-15 from downtown. Brooks was also nearly perfect from the line with a 10-of-11 effort.
He followed that up with his second double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds as the Seahawks tallied a 78-62 win in the showdown with Marymount.
Brooks is currently third in the league in free throw percentage with 83.3% while ranking fourth with 3.4 assists per game. He's also fifth in scoring with 14.3 points per game while owning the seventh-best steals average at 1.8 steals per game. Rebounding is the final category that Brooks is ranked in the Top 10. He is 10th with 5.8 boards per game.
St. Mary's will be back in action this Wednesday, January 28th as the Seahawks travel to the Eastern Shore to take on Salisbury University in a conference matchup at 7:30 p.m.
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2014-15 CAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 17 – D'Ondre Stockman, Fy., G, Marymount
Nov. 24 – Tim Daly, So., F, Christopher Newport
Dec. 1 – Jesse Konadu, Sr., G, Marymount
Dec. 8 – Tim Daly, So., F, Christopher Newport
Dec. 15 – Nicholas LaGuerre, Sr., G, St. Mary's
Dec. 22 – Anthony Bowers, Jr., G, Wesley
Jan. 5 – Marcus Carter, Fy., G, Christopher Newport
Jan. 12 – Justin Witmer, So., G, Salisbury
Jan. 19 – Jesse Konadu, Sr., G, Marymount
Jan. 26 – Tanner Brooks, Jr., G, St. Mary's