GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced weekly men's basketball awards following Week 8 of the 2017-18 campaign. Lake Superior State senior guard Akaemji Williams earned GLIAC Men's Basketball North Division honors for the third time this season, while Ashland redshirt senior forward Wendell Davis captured South Division accolades for the sixth time this year.
NORTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Akaemji Williams, Lake Superior State
Lake Superior State senior guard Akaemji Williams turned in a pair of stellar performances this week as the Lakers defeated rivals Northern Michigan, 78-60, on Thursday and Michigan Tech, 84-73, on Saturday. Williams, a Pontiac, Mich. native, led the team with 18 points and nine assists in Thursday's win over the Wildcats. He followed up his performance with a season-high 33 points in Saturday's victory over the Huskies and set an LSSU single-game record with 9 steals. For the season,Williams is averaging 19.6 points per game and paces the GLIAC in assists dishing out an average of 7.1 per contest.
SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Wendell Davis, Ashland
Ashland redshirt senior forward Wendell Davis averaged 23 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a pair of wins last week to help the Eagles extend their winning streak to nine. Davis shot 57.7 percent (15-for-26) from the field, 91.7 percent (11-for-12) from the line and 41.7 percent (5-for-12) from 3-point range. He had 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the Eagles' 89-80 win over Grand Valley State, hitting a clutch 3-pointer to put AU up by three with 34 seconds to play. He was 7-for-10 from the field in the game. Davis added 24 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 78-66 win over Purdue Northwest. He ranks second in the GLIAC in scoring (21.7), seventh in rebounding (7.0) and third in assists (4.0). For the season, Davis is slashing .525/.432/.824.
NORTH: Tommy Lucca (MTU), Naba Echols (NMU), Torrance Johnson (PNW), Zach Hankins (FSU), Myles Miller (GVSU)
SOUTH: Chuck Key (WSU), Delano Smith (DU), Trey McBride (NU), Mike Wells Jr. (SVSU), Alex Brown (TU)