BOSTON – Senior guard Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team was named America East Player of the Week as the co-captain averaged 16.7 points per game to pace the upstart Wildcats to three wins on the week.
    Anderson connected 23-of-25 from the charity stripe (92.0 percent), including a 7-of-7 effort in the final 36 seconds of play to lift UNH past intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 65-61, on January 16. Anderson’s clutch shooting also proved to be the difference makers in a 75-72 come-from-behind win at Binghamton on January 18 as the senior guard shot 8-of-8 at the foul line to fend off the Bearcats. Anderson poured in 50 points during the current three game winning streak, shooting at a 41.1 percent clip (14-of-34). The starting point guard leads all of the America East in free throw percentage, shooting 55-of-63 (87.3 percent) in 17 games of action. He is fifth in assists with 69, averaging 4.09 per game for the 8-12 Wildcats.
 In addition to the honor, Anderson recently moved into seventh place in regards to UNH’s all-time career steals list, eclipsing Robin Dixon’s mark of 121 career steals.
    Anderson and the Wildcats return to action on Thursday (Jan. 25) with a visit to take on the UMBC Retrievers. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. The Wildcats return home to face the defending conference champions, University at Albany on Sunday (Jan. 28) for a 1 p.m. start in Lundholm Gymnasium.
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