It is starting to be a common theme for the Cincinnati Bearcats to have a player or players honored by the conference. On Monday the American Athletic Conference honored Kyle Washington and Gary Clark for their monster weeks. With a little over a month left in the regular season I wouldn't be shocked if the conference honors these guys again.
The University of Cincinnati tandem of junior forwards Gary Clark (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) and Kyle Washington (Champlin, Minn./NC State) were named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.
Clark averaged a double-double last week with 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting a team-best 57.9 percent (11 of 19) from the field with five assists and three blocks in a pair of Cincinnati victories.
Clark registered his fifth double-double of the season Saturday with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 11 rebounds to go with three assists and two blocks in Cincinnati’s 82-68 win over UConn. He had nine points and a team-high 12 rebounds in the 57-55 win at Tulsa on Wednesday.
Clark is shooting a team-best 60.6 percent (63 of 104) while averaging 11.3 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds during UC’s current 14-game win streak.
The junior is averaging 10.2 points and a team-best 7.5 rebounds on the season.
Entering this week, Clark ranks among the league leaders in field goal percentage (second at .582), offensive rebounds (second at 3.2), rebounds (fifth at 7.5) and blocks (10th at 1.2).
Clark was named the league’s Player of the Week on Dec. 26.
Washington averaged a team-high 18.5 points while shooting 56.0 percent (14 of 25) from the field and 60.0 percent (3 of 5) from three-point range with 8.0 rebounds last week.
Washington scored the most points in a game by a Bearcat this season, pouring in 27 on 11-of-18 shooting and a trio of threes in Cincinnati’s win over UConn. He contributed 10 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes at Tulsa.
The left-hander leads the Bearcats in scoring this season, averaging 13.7 points and shooting 54.2 percent (130-240) from the field while averaging 7.0 rebounds.
Entering this week, Washington ranks among the league leaders in field goal percentage (fourth at .542), double-doubles (tied for fifth with six), blocks (sixth at 1.5), points (12th at 13.7) and rebounds (12th at 7.0).
Washington has claimed a team-high six honors from the league this season. He has been named to the Weekly Honor Roll four previous times (Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Jan. 9 and Jan. 16) and tabbed the league’s Player of the Week once (Dec. 5).