Anosike Tabbed NEC Player Of The Week

E.J. Anosike earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks, with a double-double average in wins over UMass Lowell and Hartford. (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
E.J. Anosike earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks, with a double-double average in wins over UMass Lowell and Hartford. (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)

For the second time in three weeks, Sacred Heart University junior E.J. Anosike has earned Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors. The conference office announced the weekly awards on Monday, and Anosike was joined by sophomore Cameron Parker as an NEC Prime Performer.

Anosike averaged a double-double in helping lead the Pioneers to wins over UMass Lowell and Hartford, driving the SHU win streak to four consecutive games. In the first game of the week, Anosike tallied 21 points on 7-14 shooting, in the win at Lowell. He followed with his third double-double of the year, tallying 22 points and a career-best 18 rebounds, in the win over Hartford. In two games, Anosike was 17-18 from the free throw line, handed out three assists and recorded two steals.

A native of East Orange, N.J. Anosike is averaging a double-double for the season, with 16.8 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. He is fourth in the league in scoring, second in rebounding, third in free throw percentage, and eight in field goal percentage. Anosike has scored 21 or more in each of the last three games, with a season-best 26 coming against Pine Manor. Over the last seven games, he has scored at least 13 points an outing and is averaging 18.7 points and 11.6 rebounds. 

Parker recorded back-to-back double-doubles this week, averaging 14.5 points and 12.0 assists per game. He has recorded four straight games with at least a dozen assists, 74 total, and leads the nation in assists at, 9.6 per game. 

The Pioneers have won four straight and six of seven games to get to 6-4 on the year. SHU returns to action on Sunday, December 15, when it travels to UCF for a 2:00 pm game.