January 21, 2008

Erastus Shannon Named Skyline Co-Player of the Week


Junior forward Erastus Shannon (Amityville, N.Y./Copiague) was named the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week for men's basketball on Monday, January 21st. 

Shannon had another efficient week in a 2-0 week for Farmingdale State. He averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 72.2 percent (13-for-18). He had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Farmingdale handed St. Joseph’s its first conference loss.

This is Shannon's second week in a row being named the Skyline Player of the Week. He was also named to this weeks PrestoSports/Metropolitan Basketball Writer's Association Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second straight week, being seen among Division I, II and III men's basketball players around the Tri-State area.

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The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org. 

The PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of eight media members votes to select from the nominations the most outstanding player. Any player who receives any votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll. 

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