2013-14 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

November 18, 2013
Chris Hudnut

Chris Hudnut
Colby College
Sophomore • Center • Chevy Chase, Md.

Hudnut averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and shot 50 percent (17-for-34) from the field, 60 percent (3-for-5) from 3-point range, and nearly 85 percent (11-for-13) from the foul line in a 1-1 week for the Mules. Hudnut, who was on the all-tournament team, had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals in the 79-74 title game loss to UMass-Dartmouth. Hudnut had 20 points, 10 boards, and two steals in the second half after the Mules fell behind by 11 points at halftime to the Corsairs. In an 83-61 win against Anna Maria on Friday, Hudnut had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the second half to help the Mules pull away after taking a 36-31 halftime lead.

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November 25, 2013
Graham Safford Graham Safford
Bates College
Junior • Guard • Hampden, Maine

Safford scored a career-high 30 points with eight assists and six rebounds in Bates’ 82-77 loss to St. Joseph’s (Maine) on Nov. 19. Two days later, he dished out a career-high nine assists in just 19 minutes in a 114-61 win over Thomas. Two days after that, Safford netted a new career high of 32 points in a 72-54 win at the University of New England, including 14 during Bates’ decisive 17-3 run in the second half. On the week, he averaged 25.0 points, 7.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He shot .558 (24-43) from the field and .500 (9-18) from behind the arc.

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December 2, 2013
Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson
Williams College
First Year • Forward • New Castle, N.H.

Robinson averaged 20.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while shooting 60.0 percent from the floor in a pair of Eph victories last week. He registered 21 points and 12 rebounds in 96-65 win over Curry and then netted 19 points and 11 boards in 106-75 win over MCLA. Robinson also went 5-for-11 from behind the three-point arc (45.5 percent) and a perfect 5 of 5 from the charity stripe.
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December 9, 2013
John Swords  

John Swords
Bowdoin College
Junior • Center • Sudbury, Mass.

Swords posted three double-doubles last week, averaging 20.0 points and 12.7 rebounds and connecting on .903 percent of his shots as the Polar Bears improved to 7-0 for the first time in program history. He scored 25 points on 12 of 13 shooting with 16 caroms in a mid-week win over Southern Maine before scoring 18 points to go with 12 rebounds against Bates and recording 17 points and 10 boards against Colby. Swords shot 8-of-9 from the floor in both games. He also blocked five shots over the three wins.

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January 6, 2014
Matt Vadas

Matt Vadas
Connecticut College
Senior • Guard • Spring Lake Heights, N.J.

Vadas averaged 30.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games between December 10 and January 4. Vadas shot 51.7 percent from three-point range during the stretch (15-for-29) and was 25-for-30 from the charity stripe. He netted 22 of his game-high 30 points in the second half of Saturday’s 96-87 triumph against Coast Guard. He also set the school three-point record, knocking down his 206th career trey. It was the ninth time Vadas scored 30 points in a game. Vadas needs 36 points to reach the 1,500-point plateau in his career. 

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January 13, 2014
Aaron Toomey Aaron Toomey
Amherst College
Senior • Guard • Greensboro, N.C.

Toomey averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in a 3-0 week for the Jeffs. He was 6-for-12 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in a 94-81 victory over Eastern Connecticut State before scoring 26 points with nine assists and three boards in a 91-73 victory over Hamilton. Toomey was again impressive in the week’s finale against conference rival Williams, pouring in 16 points while dishing out 10 assists - two shy of tying a career-high.


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January 20, 2014
Duncan Robinson

Duncan Robinson
Williams College
First Year • Forward • New Castle, N.H.

Robinson averaged 25.5 points per game, while shooting 85 percent from the floor (17-for-20) and 77 percent (10-for-13) from three, to help the Ephs to a pair of NESCAC wins to keep pace in the league standings. In a 69-62 win over Colby, he was perfect, shooting 9 of 9 from the floor, 3 of 3 from the three and 6 of 6 from the line while adding five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the win. His 27 points were a career high.

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January 20, 2014
Aaron Toomey Aaron Toomey
Amherst College
Senior • Guard • Greensboro, N.C.

Toomey averaged 21 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists in a 3-0 week for the Jeffs. He had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over Wesleyan. He then scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half against Tufts, adding seven rebounds and four assists. During the game, he became Amherst’s all-time leading scorer, passing the former mark of 1,708 set by Steve Zieja ‘03. With 1,734 career points, he also holds Amherst’s career marks for free throws (518) and three pointers (240) made. He wrapped up the week with a 19 point, seven rebound, six assist effort against Bates.


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January 27, 2014
Matt Hart
Matt Hart
Hamilton College
Sophomore • Guard • Orchard Park, N.Y.

Hart averaged 25.0 points in a 1-1 week for the Continentals. He shot 58.1 percent from the floor, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range, and made all eight of his free-throw attempts. He grabbed an offensive rebound and made a baseline jumper just as the buzzer sounded to lift Hamilton to an 85-83 overtime win against Elmira on Tuesday. He finished that game with a career-high 30 points and has now scored 20 or more in five consecutive games after scoring 20 points in a loss to Williams.


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February 3, 2014
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
Colby College
Sophomore • Forward • Bangor, Maine

Stewart had a collegiate-high 25 points in a win over Amherst and nailed a trey with 5.8 seconds left in regulation down 55-53 in a game Colby went on to win in overtime over Trinity. He averaged 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in a 3-0 week for the Mules. Stewart tied his collegiate high for made three-point shots with five to snap Amherst’s 25-game conference win streak. He drained three shots from 3-point range in the second half, including two to cap a 12-0 Colby run that gave the Mules the lead at 59-58. Following his late three against Trinity, he sank two free throws with three seconds left to push the margin to 58-55 before the game went to overtime. 
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February 10, 2014
Joey Kizel
Joey Kizel
Middlebury College
Senior • Guard • Short Hills, N.J.

Kizel averaged 24 points and 6.3 assists per game while shooting 54.8 percent from the floor and 61.1 percent from three-point range in a 3-0 week for Middlebury. After netting 22 points at Keene State, Kizel came home to tie a career high with 30 points to go along with nine assists in a win over Colby. He hit 6-of-8 three pointers in the game. The following day, he scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including the game-winning free throw with two seconds left as the Panthers knocked off Bowdoin to move into a tie for third place in the conference standings.

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February 17, 2014
Stephen Haladyna Stephen Haladyna
Tufts University
Sophomore • Guard • South Hamilton, Mass.

Haladyna led the Jumbos to two vital victories over Colby and Bowdoin that propelled Tufts into the NESCAC Championship field. His four free throws in overtime against Colby helped Tufts earn the win despite trailing by seven at halftime. Haladyna matched his career high with 23 points and hit 6 of 9 treys in a must-win situation against Bowdoin. During the week, he averaged 19.0 points while shooting 68.8 percent from the floor on 11-of-16 and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

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February 24, 2014
Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer
Williams College
Senior • Center • Durham, N.C.


Mayer equaled his career-high by scoring a game-high 30 points, including 19 second-half points, in an 87-77 overtime win against Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. Mayer shot 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the floor and 90 percent (9-of-10) from the foul line while also hitting a three-pointer in the win. In addition, he grabbed eight boards, dished out four assists and had two steals.

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March 3, 2014
Tom Killian
Tom Killian
Amherst College
Senior • Guard/Forward • Summit, N.J.


Killian scored a career-high 31 points to lead Amherst to its third consecutive NESCAC title with a 93-82 win over Williams. He went 10-for-12 from the floor, 4-for-6 from three-point range and 7-for-7 from the line. Killian also accounted for 17 of Amherst’s first 19 points. Over the weekend, he averaged 21.5 points and 4.0 rebounds. Killian shot 63.6 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from long range.

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