Wichita State senior James Rojas grabbed every rebound and loose ball in sight last week, as well as a spot on the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll.
The 6-6 forward from Jamestown, N.Y. averaged 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds over two games while shooting better than 70% from the field (12/17, .706).
In Sunday’s road win at Tulsa, Rojas put up 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting. He had 15 points and nine boards Thursday night in a narrow loss to No. 3 Houston.
Rojas is averaging 11.7 points and a team-best 7.4 rebounds since the start of conference play and has scored in double-figures in each of the last eight contests.
WSU (12-11, 5-6 American) plays twice at home this week against UCF (Wednesday, 7 p.m. CT, ESPN+) and SMU (Sunday, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN2).
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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS:
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2023
Player of the Week:
Jalen Cook, So., G, Tulane
Freshman of the Week:
Jarace Walker, F, Houston
David DeJulius, Gr., G, Cincinnati
Brandon Johnson, So., F, East Carolina
DeAndre Williams, Sr., F, Memphis
Tyler Harris, Sr., G, South Florida
James Rojas, Sr., F, Wichita State