Morris Named American Player Of The Week

WICHITA – Wichita State senior Shaquille Morris has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

Morris — a 6-foot-8 center from Edmond, Okla. — averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks on 74 percent shooting to lead the Shockers wins over Temple and No. 5 Cincinnati. The latter ended the Bearcats’ nation-best 39-game home winning streak and pulled WSU to within a game of first-place in the league standings.

Morris grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and scored 23 points to key a comeback against Temple on Thursday. The Shockers trailed by 14 at halftime but rallied for a 93-86 victory.

In leading WSU to its first top-5 road win in 54 years, Morris chipped in 13 points on Sunday, including a pair of crucial baskets in the final three minutes to help the Shockers close out a 76-72 win over the fifth-ranked Bearcats.

Morris is the second Shocker to win player of the week status, joining Landry Shamet (Dec. 11).

The Shockers (21-5, 11-3 American) jumped six spots in Monday’s Associated Press Poll to No. 13. Cincinnati fell from No. 5 to 11, and Houston made its debut in the rankings at No. 23.

American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Feb. 12-18):

Player of the Week – Shaquille Morris, Wichita State
Rookie of the Week – Shawn Williams, ECU
Honor Roll –
Jalen Adams, UConn
A.J. Davis, UCF
Devin Davis, Houston
Mike Parks Jr., Memphis
Sterling Taplin, Tulsa
2017-18 Shockers on The American Honor Roll:

Nov. 13 — Darral Willis Jr.
Nov. 27 — Landry Shamet
Dec. 4 — Conner Frankamp
Dec. 11 — Landry Shamet (Player of the Week)
Dec. 26 — Landry Shamet
Jan. 2 — Landry Shamet
Jan. 8 — Shaquille Morris
Jan. 15 — Landry Shamet
Jan. 29 — Shaquille Morris
Feb. 12 — Landry Shamet
Feb. 19 — Shaquille Morris (Player of the Week)

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