RIVERSIDE, Calif — California Baptist junior guard Milan Acquaah is the WAC Player of the Week. The Western Athletic Conference announced on Monday that Acquaah earned the honor after a career-high 37 points in a one-point loss to South Dakota on Wednesday.
Acquaah also hit five 3-pointers in the contest. The 37 points broke the CBU men’s basketball single-game record of 36 , which Aquaah set last year when CBU beat New Mexico State to open WAC play.
The Lancers are currently 3-4 on the season and have lost back-to-back games at the CBU Events Center. CBU lost to South Dakota, 84-83 on Wednesday night in the WAC/Summit League Challenge. Acquaah is currently averaging 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds just a tad over six assists per game. The Bakersfield native is second in the WAC in scoring and first in the WAC in assists.
Acquaah’s best game of 2019-20 came against Cal Lutheran. Despite only playing 26 minutes, Acquaah had 27 points, seven assists, four rebounds and four steals. Efficiency was key as Acquaah was 7-13 from the field, 4-8 from 3-point land and 9-10 from the free throw line in the win for the Lancers.
Scored a career-high 37 points ✅ Grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 7 assists ✅ Here are highlights of @CBUmbb Milan Acquaah, the #WAChoops Men's Player of the Week! ? ? ? For more info go to: https://t.co/I5TjzLZldS pic.twitter.com/qdmrtIBo5S
— The Western Athletic Conference (@WACsports) December 2, 2019
Acquaah and CBU will look to get back in the win column with two in-state games this week. CBU hosts crosstown foe UC Riverside on Wed. And the Lancers travel to UC Irvine on Saturday.
Other Receiving Votes
Taze Moore – CSU Bakersfield – 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game last week
Alessandro Lever – Grand Canyon – 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game last week
Jahshire Hardnett – Kansas City – 19 points and six rebounds in the Roos win over Western Illinois
Jabari Rice – New Mexico State – 16.0 points and 6.3 rebounds helping the Aggies go 2-1 last week
Terrell Brown – Seattle – 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 steals per game as Seattle went 2-1 last week
Jordan Jackson – UTRGV – 19.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists to help the Vaqueros go 1-1 last week
Casdon Jardine – Utah Valley – 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds as the Wolverines went 0-2 last week