NECC Men's Basketball Athletes of the Week- December 9

NECC Men's Basketball Athletes of the Week- December 9

Player of the Week

 

Mateus Ribeiro (Jr., F), Becker College

Junior Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) continued his outstanding play this past week, leading the Hawks to back-to-back wins over Clark and Anna Maria. The junior averaged 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, all while shooting 60 percent from the floor. Facing the Cougars on Tuesday, Ribeiro scored 22 points with 15 rebounds - both career-highs - in a 69-54 victory. Then against the AMCATs on Thursday, the junior scored 16 points with nine boards and five assists to spark a 66-56 win. Ribeiro played every minute of both contests, averaging 40 minutes per game for the week.

 

Rookie of the Week

 

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

Freshman Michael Tavilla (Winchester, Mass.) had a career-high 16 points in the 88-87 loss to No. 4 Middlebury. On the week, the rookie averaged 10.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assist.