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Animashaun Named USBWA DIII National Player of the Week

Animashaun Named USBWA DIII National Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Hakeem Animashaun of Salem State University (Salem, Mass.) was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week for the week ending January 20. 

Animashaun, a 6-7 junior forward from Dedham, Mass., averaged 40.5 points and posted double-doubles in both of Westfield State's (10-8, 4-1) victories last week. In a 98-81 win over Bridgewater State on Wednesday, he scored 35 points (14-of-20 FG, 7-of-10 FT), collected 11 rebounds and added two blocks. Then, in the Vikings' 103-101 overtime victory against Westfield State on Saturday, Animashaun scored a career-high 46 points (17-of-23 FG, 12-of-16 FT), the eighth-highest total in NCAA Division III this season. He added 13 rebounds, two steals and three blocks, the final one with only a second remaining to preserve the victory.

For the week, Animashaun averaged 40.5 ppg, 12 rpg, 2.5 bpg, and 1.0 spg while shooting 72 percent (31-of-43) from the field and 73 percent (19-of-26) from the foul line. For his efforts, Animashaun was also named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Player of the Week and to the D3hoop.com Team of the Week.    

   

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