CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was tabbed the America East Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
Myrick helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of victories on the week, as UNH extended its winning steak to four games with wins over Boston University (Feb. 15) and Towson (Feb. 18). It is the first four-game winning streak the 'Cats have posted since the 2005-06 campaign when they collected victories against Hartford (Jan. 8), UMBC (Jan. 11), Stony Brook (Jan. 14) and Dartmouth (Jan. 16).
The forward opened the week taking home America East Player of the Game honors against Boston University, notching 15 points and three boards in 27 minutes. He shot 6 of 14 from the floor, 2 of 4 from deep and 1 of 1 from the stripe. It was the first time UNH has beaten BU on its home floor since Feb. 10, 1994.
He capped off the week with a 19-point performance against Towson, claiming player of the game honors. Myrick tied his season high in scoring, adding six boards, two steals and two blocks to his line. He shot 6 of 13 from the floor, including an impressive 6 of 7 from the charity stripe.
Since inserted into the starting lineup the Wildcats are 5-1, posting 12.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. He is also shooting 40.6 percent (28-69) from the floor and 76.5 percent (13-17) from the free throw line during the six-game span.
New Hampshire returns to America East action Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a 7 p.m. game at Maine. For more information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.