Watson Named MAC West Player of the Week

MOUNT PLEASANT - The Mid-American Conference has named Central Michigan University guard Giordan Watson of Birmingham (Mich.) Groves High School and Bridgton Academy the MAC West Division Player of the Week.

Giordan Watson led the Chippewas to a pair of wins over Robert Morris and Cal State Fullerton last week. He averaged 16.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

In a road win at RMU, the senior guard scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out a season-high seven assists. Against Fullerton, a team ranked No. 14 in the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Poll, Watson had 18 points, a rebound and an assist.

For the week, Watson shot .555 from the floor and hit a three-pointer in each game to extend his consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 10.

It marks the third time in his career that Watson has picked up the honor. He was tabbed twice last season.

Central Michigan (3-5) has won three straight heading into Saturday's game at Michigan. Tipoff in Crisler Arena is set for 2 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

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