BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Boston University graduate student guard Javante McCoy received Patriot League GEICO Men’s Basketball Player of the Week when the League office announced weekly accolades on Monday. Holy Cross freshman guard Kyrell Luc captured his fifth rookie of the week accolade.
McCoy collected GEICO Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season and the third time in his career after averaging 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Terriers to a 2-0 week with wins over Army West Point and American.
Luc claimed GEICO Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week after averaging 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals to lead the Crusaders to a 2-1 week with wins over Loyola Maryland and Bucknell.
Colgate junior forward Keegan Records, Holy Cross senior forward Gerrale Gates, Lehigh senior center Nic Lynch and Navy junior forward Tyler Nelson received honorable mentions for their performances last week.
The Patriot League men’s basketball players of the week are selected in a vote by League media members and each school’s sports information director, who are not eligible to vote for their student-athletes.
2021-22 Patriot League Men’s Basketball Standings (as of 2.14.22)
|Army West Point||7-7||.500||13-13||.500|
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL GEICO PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Javante McCoy, Boston University, Gr., G, Milwaukee, Wis./Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)
*McCoy averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 56 percent (15-for-27) from the floor to guide the Terriers to wins over Army West Point (75-74) and American (85-67).
*The League’s preseason player of the year finished with 13 points, nine boards and six assists, including a last-second feed on what proved to be a game-winning layup and free throw against the Black Knights.
*Against American, McCoy scored a game-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting, marking his sixth game of 20 or more points this season.
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL GEICO ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G, Dorchester, Mass./Brimmer & May
*Luc averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game to help Holy Cross go 2-1 with victories over Loyola Maryland and Bucknell. He also shot 87.5 percent from the free-throw line in three games.
*The five-time rookie of the week scored 18 points and grabbed seven points in a 68-64 win against Loyola Maryland on Wednesday before finishing with 14 points and a career-high six assists in a 78-72 win at Bucknell on Saturday.
*He scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed five boards in a loss at Colgate last Monday.
Keegan Records, Colgate, Jr., F, South Kingstown, R.I./St. Andrews
*Records averaged 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 83 percent (19-for-23) from the floor to help Colgate earn wins against Holy Cross (87-60), Lehigh (78-62) and Loyola Maryland (64-56) last week. He shot 8-of-11 from the floor to score 16 points in the Raiders’ win against the Crusaders.
Gerrale Gates, Holy Cross, Sr., F, Charlotte, N.C./David W. Butler
*Gates averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists to lead Holy Cross to a 2-1 week with wins over Loyola Maryland (68-64) and Bucknell (78-72). He scored a team-high 23 points against the Greyhounds and recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 boards against the Bison.
Nic Lynch, Lehigh, Sr., C, Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep
*Lynch averaged 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 60 percent (12-for-20) from the field in Lehigh’s losses against Colgate and Lafayette. He posted a team-high 18 points and added nine rebounds against the Raiders.
Tyler Nelson, Navy, Jr., F, Monroe, N.C./Metrolina Christian Academy
*Nelson averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals to help Navy defeat Lafayette (68-44) and Army West Point (52-49) last week. On Saturday, he scored a team-high 16 points and pulled down seven boards against the Black Knights.
GEICO Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
11.15 – Stacy Beckton Jr., American, Sr., G
11.22 – Jack Ferguson, Colgate, Sr., G
11.29 – Alex Timmerman, Bucknell, Jr., C
12.6 – Javante McCoy, Boston University, Gr., G
12.13 – Nelly Cummings, Colgate, Sr., G
12.20 – Andrew Funk, Bucknell, Sr., G
12.27 – Josh Caldwell, Army West Point, Sr., G
1.3 – Sukhmail Mathon, Boston University, Gr., F
1.10 – Jalen Rucker, Army West Point, So., G
1.17 – Cam Spencer, Loyola Maryland, Jr., G
1.24 – Sukhmail Mathon, Boston University, Gr., F
1.31 – Andrew Funk, Bucknell, Sr., G
2.7 – Neal Quinn, Lafayette, Jr., F
2.14 – Javante McCoy, Boston University, Gr., G
GEICO Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
11.15 – Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G
11.22 – Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G
11.29 – David Brown III, Loyola Maryland, Fr., G
12.6 – C.J. Fulton, Lafayette, Fr., G
12.13 – Milos Ilic, Loyola Maryland, Fr., F
12.20 – Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G
12.27 – C.J. Fulton, Lafayette, Fr., G
1.3 – Elijah Stephens, American, Fr., G
1.10 – Keith Higgins Jr., Lehigh, Fr., G
1.17 – Keith Higgins Jr., Lehigh, Fr., G
1.24 – Keith Higgins Jr., Lehigh, Fr., G
1.31 – Tyler Whitney-Sidney, Lehigh, Fr., G
2.7 – Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G
2.14 – Kyrell Luc, Holy Cross, Fr., G
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