McGrew Named Men's MEC Player of the Week

McGrew Named Men's MEC Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT -- For the second time this season, UVa-Wise's Matt Day and West Virginia Wesleyan's Tanner McGrew (pictured) share MEC Player of the Week honors.

Day, a senior from Buckhorn, Ky., had a pair of double-doubles while averaging 34 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Day's week was highlighted by a conference-record 49 points in a win over West Virginia State on Thursday night. In that game he also set an MEC record with 24 made free throws. 

McGrew, a senior from Buckhannon, W.Va., led the Bobcats to a 2-0 week by averaging 31.5 points and 13 rebounds and shooting 68 percent from the field. McGrew hit 19-of-30 shots from the field on his way to a 46-point, 18-rebound performance in an overtime win over Shepherd.

He followed that up by scoring 17 points (6-of-7 from the field) and pulling down eight more rebounds as the Bobcats picked up a win over Glenville State. 

Other Top Performances
David Dennis (WLU) helped the 'Toppers earn a share of the MEC title by averaging 12 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week ... Justin Fritts (WJU) averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 as the Cards earned a share of a regular season conference championship for the first time since 1989 ... Tino diTrapano (UC) averaged 19.5 points, four assists and four rebounds as the Golden Eagles rolled to a pair of wins ... Jamel Morris (FSU) averaged 18 points and four rebounds as the Falcons went 2-0 ... Ja'Sean Lewis (NDC) had two double-doubles last week for NDC ... Carlas Jackson (UU) averaged 25 points in two games.

2015-16 Mountain East Conference
Players Of The Week
Date Player
Nov. 16 Tyree Gaiter (NDC)
Nov. 23 Brett Morris (GSC)
Nov. 30 Rob Reed (CU)
Dec. 7 Tanner McGrew (WVWC)
Dec. 14 Matt Bingaya (FSU
Dec. 21 Matt Day (UVa-Wise) / Tanner McGrew (WVWC)
Jan. 11 Seger Bonifant (WLU)
Jan. 18 Haywood Highsmith (WJU)
Jan. 25 Rob Reed (CU)
Feb. 1 Will Vorhees (NDC)
Feb. 8 Seger Bonifant (WLU)
Feb. 15 Seger Bonifant (WLU)
Feb. 22 Chase Connor (FSU) / Skyler Roman (SU)
Feb. 29 Matt Day (UVa-Wise) / Tanner McGrew (WVWC)