NECC Men's Basketball Athletes of the Week- December 16

NECC Men's Basketball Athletes of the Week- December 16

Player of the Week

 

Mateus Ribeiro (Jr., F), Becker College

Junior Mateo Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) posted another outstanding week for Becker, leading the Hawks to a 2-0 week. The third-year team captain averaged 22.5 points per game with 12.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals. Facing the Bears at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, he scored a career-high 23 points in a 82-72 victory. Then facing Maine Maritime on Saturday, Ribeiro wrapped up 2019 with a 22 point, 15 rebound tour-de-force in a 75-51 victory.

 

Rookie of the Week

 

Michael Tavilla (Fr., F), New England College

Freshman Michael Tavilla (Winchester, Mass.) helped the Pilgrims to a 2-0 week, averaging 15.5 points and 1.5 rebounds. The rookie posted two double-digit performances, scoring 15 points in a win over Northern Vermont-Johnson, and following that up with a 16 point performance in a win over Husson.