Jan. 22, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Saint Mary's junior forward Diamon Simpson and Santa Clara senior guard Brody Angley were named the WCC's Co-Players of the Week for leading their respective teams to wins over Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine. The weekly honor is the first of the season for Angley and Simpson.
|WCC MEN'S BASKETBALL CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - Jan. 22|
BRODY ANGLEY, SCU
Senior - Guard
Weekly Stats: 22.0 ppg, 8.5 apg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 spg, 51.7 FG Percentage
Brody Angley was impressive, averaging 22.0 points per game and 8.5 assists per game in the Broncos' wins over the Lions and the Waves. He also grabbed 4.0 rebounds per game and tallied 2.0 steals per contest, while shooting 51.7 percent from the field (15-for-29). Angley scored 20 of his team's 58 points in a 58-35 win over LMU, while also pulling down four rebounds and dishing out four assists. He committed no turnovers in 36 minutes against the Lions. Two nights later, the Redding, CA native set a career high in points with 24 and assists with 13 to lead SCU to a 101-86 victory over the Waves. He also grabbed four rebounds and picked up two steals in the win. For the week, Angley played in 74 out of 80 possible minutes.
DIAMON SIMPSON, SMC
Junior - Forward
Weekly Stats: 19.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 4.0 spg, 2.5 bpg, 54.5 FG Percentage
Diamon Simpson was spectacular for the Gaels in their wins over LMU and Pepperdine, averaging a double-double with 19.0 points per game and 10.0 rebounds per game. In addition, the Hayward, CA native swiped 4.0 steals per contest and averaged 2.5 blocks per game. Simpson started the week by notching his WCC-leading seventh double-double of the season in the Gaels' 79-74 win over Pepperdine, scoring 17 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. He followed that up with a game and season-high 21 points to go along with six boards, three blocks and three steals in Saint Mary's 87-55 win over LMU. For the week, Simpson connected on 12-of-22 attempts from the floor for a 54.5 field goal percentage.
PREVIOUS WCC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
11/12 - Gyno Pomare, USD
11/19 - Dior Lowhorn, USF
11/26 - Patty Mills, SMC
12/03 - Jeremy Pargo, GON
12/10 - Tron Smith, SMC
12/17 - Orlando Johnson, LMU & Gyno Pomare, USD
12/24 - Patty Mills, SMC
12/31 - Brandon Johnson, USD
01/07 - Matt Bouldin, GON
01/15 - Matt Bouldin, GON & Ian O'Leary, SMC
01/22 - Diamon Simpson, SMC & Brody Angley, SCU