Senior guard Rian Pearson (Raytown, MO) has been named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week for the second time this season and for the 10th occasion in his Toledo career, the league office announced on Monday. It is also the fourth time this year a Rocket has been honored with the weekly award.
Pearson led Toledo to its 12th straight victory to open the season by tallying a game-high 22 points as well as five rebounds and three assists in the Rockets' 85-66 triumph over Coppin State. Pearson, who hit 2-of-4 three-point shot attempts, did nearly all of his damage offensively in the first half by scoring 15 points to help UT to a 44-24 halftime advantage. He also helped the Rockets limit the Eagles to a 39.7 shooting mark and register a dominating 47-25 rebounding advantage.
A Raytown, MO native, Pearson is leading UT this season with 16.6 ppg, 1.4 spg and a 46.2 three-point field-goal percentage and ranks second with a 53.8 FG% and 1.92 assist/turnover ratio.