Everybody knew Jarron Cumberland was a top rated prospect, but the week he had during the biggest stage (Xavier game) has everybody excited. The young man had 15 points in the Crosstown Shootout that is major and he followed it up with 26 points in 20 minutes. The guy they call "Teddy" (don't come for me Jarron lol) has been a machine as of late and another reason this team is so scary.
University of Cincinnati freshman guard Jarron Cumberland (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington HS) has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week the league announced Monday.
Cumberland averaged a team-high 20.5 points, shooting 65.0 percent (13 of 20) from the field and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from three-point range in 20.5 minutes off the bench in two wins last week for Cincinnati.
Cumberland scored a career-high 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting with six three-pointers in the Bearcats’ 94-53 home win over USF on Sunday. It marked the most three-pointers in a game by a UC player this season and tied for the most points by a Bearcat in 2016-17.
Cumberland also keyed Cincinnati’s comeback home win over No. 24/22 Xavier on Thursday, sparking the Bearcats’ rally with 13 of his 15 points in the second half.
The freshman guard is averaging 9.8 points, shooting 52.8 percent (38 of 72) from the floor and 50.0 percent (22 of 44) from beyond the arc in 18.7 minutes during Cincinnati’s current 12-game win streak.
For the season, Cumberland is averaging 7.5 points and shooting 48.1 percent (50-104) from the field while averaging 16.5 minutes as a reserve.
He twice previously has been named The American’s Rookie of the Week (Dec. 19 and Jan. 2) this season.