2003-04 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

March 1, 2004
Ben Coffin, Williams
(Senior, Forward - Westford, Mass.)
Coffin led the defending national champions to their second consecutive NESCAC title with a 26-point, 16-rebound performance in 79-67 victory over rival Amherst. The senior forward was 11-of-16 from the floor and contributed three assists, two blocks and two steals.

February 23, 2004
John Donovan, Amherst
(Senior, Guard - Holmdel, N.J.)
Donovan poured in a team-high 21 points on 5-for-7 shooting from beyond the arc as fourth-ranked and third-seeded Amherst set a conference record for points in a NESCAC Tournament game with a convincing 97-65 first-round win over visiting No. 6 seed Wesleyan University on Saturday.

February 16, 2004
Keala Mills, Wesleyan
(Senior, Guard - Lenox, Mass.)
Against two top-10 ranked teams, Mills posted two consecutive 32-point games as Wesleyan defeated No. 6 Trinity by three and lost to No. 8 Amherst by three. Over the two games, Mills shot 58.3% from the floor including 7-for-12 from the three-point line. The senior guard scored 11 of Wesleyan’s final 13 points as they held off a late charge from the Bantams in an 83-80 victory. In a 77-80 defeat to Amherst, Mills scored 14 points in the last 10 minutes as the Cardinals rallied from 17 points down to close within one.

February 9, 2004
Tyler Rhoten, Trinity
(Sophomore, Forward - Ridgewood, N.J.)
Rhoten posted game-highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 68-66 win at third-ranked Amherst, making 12 out of 23 shots from the field and adding three steals. Rhoten also had 15 points and eight boards in a non-league win against Clark.

February 2, 2004
Kanem Johnson, Wesleyan
(Senior, Forward - New Haven, Conn.)
Johnson became Wesleyan's all-time scoring leader when he collected 60 points in two wins during the week. On the week, Johnson shot 21-for-31 (67.7%) from the field and 18-for-21 (85.7%) at the line while averaging 30 points and 11.5 rebounds. His 31-point performance in a win at Conn. College was his fifth game with 30 points or more this season. He now has 1,584 career points, surpassing Leo Jones '02 who had 1,539 during his four years.

January 26, 2004
Tucker Kain, Williams
(Junior, Forward - Cleveland, Ohio)
Kain averaged 17.3 points per game as Williams defeated three nationally ranked teams during the week. The junior scored 29 points in a 84-80 overtime victory over top-ranked Amherst, including a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to send game into overtime and 13 points in overtime period.

January 19, 2004
Tyler Rhoten, Trinity
(Sophomore, Forward - Ridgewood, N.J.)
Rhoten averaged 25.7 points and 7.3 rebounds to lead Trinity to a 3-0 record and its best-ever start at 14-0. In a 71-69 overtime win against Colby, Rhoten scored 17 of his game-high 32 points in the first half and five in overtime, while grabbing nine boards. Earlier in the week, Rhoten had 24 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in an 80-65 win over Old Westbury, and 21 points and five boards in a 90-68 win over Bowdoin.

January 12, 2004
Kanem Johnson, Wesleyan
(Senior, Forward - New Haven, Conn.)
Johnson had back-to-back 30-point games as he went 13-19 from the floor and 6-7 at the line en route to 32 points along with 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in a win over Albertus Magnus. The senior followed up with 30 points and 12 boards in a near upset of number one ranked Williams. He averaged 31 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 56% from the field and 94% from the line. He now has 7 double-doubles in 11 games this year.

January 5, 2004
Robert Taylor, Trinity
(Freshman, Forward - Dorchester Center, Mass.)
Taylor scored all of his team-high 24 points in the second half to help Trinity defeat Ursinus, 86-70. Taylor also had five rebounds against Ursinus in his first career start...Earlier in the week, the freshman totaled eight points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds off the bench in a 49-48 win at Washington and Lee.

December 8, 2003
Andrew Schiel, Amherst
(Junior, Forward - Wayne, Pa.)
Schiel was instrumental in three road victories for Amherst, as he went for 17 points, seven rebounds and six blocks in an 81-66 win at Clark University, 19 points, five rebounds and three blocks in a lopsided 90-53 win over WNEC, and 23 points, four rebounds and four blocks in an 80-70 win at Springfield. Schiel was 20-35 (57%) from the floor in these three games, including 9-15 (60%) from the three-point line.

December 1, 2003
Patrick McGowan, Colby
(Junior, Guard - North Attleboro, Mass.)
McGowan averaged 25 points in three games last week and was named the Maine Event tournament MVP after scoring a collegiate-high 39 points in a title game win over Husson. The junior hit his first 14 shots of the game, including 9-for-9 from 3-point range tying a school record for 3-point shots made in a game. He finished the game at 14-for-16 (9-for-10 from 3-point range) and also had three assists. McGowan shot 61 percent from the field and was 78 percent from 3-point range in the three games. He also had 17 points and three assists against Southern Maine and added 19 points and three steals against Babson.

Kanem Johnson, Wesleyan
(Senior, Forward - New Haven, Conn.)
Kanem Johnson was named to the all-tournament team at the University of Rochester tournament after hitting for a career-high 42 points in a 98-94 loss to Rensselaer. For the week, Johnson averaged 25.3 points per game on 54% shooting from the floor while also pulling down 8.3 rebounds per game.

November 24, 2003
Tyler Rhoten, Trinity
(Sophomore, Forward - Ridgewood, N.J.)
Rhoten scored a team-high 19 points with nine rebounds to lead Trinity to a 73-50 win over No. 21-ranked DeSales in the championship game of the Trinity Tip-Off Tournament. The reigning NESCAC Rookie of the Year scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the second half as Trinity defeated Southern Maine 86-80 in the first game this weekend. Rhoten shot 54% from the floor and averaged 23.5 points and 8.5 rebounds to earn tournament MVP honors.