Winthrop, Mass. – Albertus Magnus College junior men's basketball player Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week on Monday afternoon as announced by the league office.
Walters becomes the first Falcon to earn Player of the Week accolades this season and the third to be honored overall after both freshmen Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.) and Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) received Rookie of the Week recognition earlier this year.
Walters averaged over 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds per game as Albertus Magnus went 3-0 last week at home. The 6-6 forward knocked down better than 52 percent (20-of-38) of his shots from the field to goal along with four assists per contest. He recorded a pair of double-doubles last week, highlighted by a 29-point, 16-rebound performance against in-state rival Mitchell. He capped off the week with 10 points and a season-best 18 boards in a GNAC win against Suffolk.
This season, he has recorded six double-doubles, highlighted by a stretch of four straight games early in the campaign. He earned weekly distinction as the league's Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
He currently ranks second in the conference in rebounds per game (11.8), sixth in scoring (16.6), eighth in field goal percentage (51.0%) and eighth in assists per game (3.3).
Albertus Magnus closes out the first semester of play on Saturday, December 17, with a road non-conference showdown against New Jersey City that is slated to begin at 3:00 pm. The Falcons are 2-0 all-time versus the Gothic Knights with the last meeting coming back in December of 2014.