USF’s Laksa, UCF’s Kaba Take Weekly AAC Player Awards


Junior Guard Kitija Laksa of USF is the AAC Player of the Week following four games where she averaged 23.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game on 58-percent (19-of-33) shooting from 3-point range.  The Bulls went 3-1 over the week with the only setback being a 10-point loss to No. 6 Notre Dame.

Masseny Kaba, a forward at UCF, is the Freshman of the Week.  She contributed to her team’s 2-1 record for the week averaging 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.  She added five blocks over the three games.

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Weekly Honor Roll (text comes directly from the league)
Napheesa Collier • Jr. • F • UConn
Averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 4.0 assists per game on 54-percent shooting in a 2-0 week for UConn

Angela Harris • So. • G • Houston
Led Houston to a 2-0 finish at the UMass Thanksgiving Classic, averaged 21.0 points over three games last week

McKenzie Adams • Sr. • G • SMU
Named to the Nugget Classic All-Tournament Team, averaged 25.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week for SMU

Tanaya Atkinson • Sr. • G • Temple
Posted her fifth double-double of the year (22 pts., 10 rebs.) vs. Ole Miss, averaged 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds last week

Kolby Morgan • Sr. • G • Tulane
Set a new career-high with seven 3-pointers vs. San Diego State, averaged 22.0 points on 56-percent shooting in a 1-1 week

Rangie Bessard • Sr. • F • Wichita State
Averaged 19.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games at the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament