Hoop Dawg “Player of the Week”

Trey ThompkinsThis week’s prestigious “Hoop Dawg Player of the Week” Award goes to (drumroll) Trey Thompkins.

Trey had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals in a losing effort against St. John’s in the SEC/Big East Invitational.  He established himself as the team’s scoring leader early in the game, and kept the Dawgs in it at the beginning of the first half (Ricky McPhee was the first person other than Trey to score a FG with 11:57 left).

Travis Leslie is the Hoop Dawg’s “Player of the Week”

Travis Leslie averaged 14.0 pts & 8.0 rebounds last week in games against St. Louis and Virginia Tech, thus earning him the prestigious “Hoop Dawg Player of the Week” award (Travis has not been notified yet, but the hardware is in the  mail).

He is actually ranking second on the team in both of those categories behind Trey Thompkins…however, Leslie is a 6’4″ guard so the fact that he is averaging 6.0 reb/game is very solid (although having a 45″ vertical certainly helps).

Leslie has established himself as a scorer this year, and is really doing a great job of attacking the rim.  He is also shooting a John Stockton-like 82.1% from the free throw line (up from 57.5% last year).

He had 2 monster dunks (one a tomahawk & the other an alley-oop) against Virginia Tech and is quietly building a case for the nickname, “Human Highlight Film, Jr”.