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Welcome to the seventh instalment of Brits in College for the 2013-14 college basketball season, where we highlight the best performances of the British players over the past week.
There were at least three players who could have easily been made player of the week, without any retribution, but we chose to go with a newcomer who has had a very solid season, so far, but may have been overlooked as one of the best shooters on our list, if not the best.
Will Saunders | Charleston Southern | Junior | Forward
Saunders fouled out in Charleston Southern’s overtime victory over Central Arkansas but not before posting his best game of the season.
The 6’7” junior college transfer scored a career high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Saunders has flown under the radar averaging 12 points per game and making a whopping 47% of his three point attempts.
Fahro Alihodzic | University of Alabama at Birmingham | Senior | Forward
Alihodzic scored a dozen points and recorded six rebounds in UAB’s loss to LSU on Saturday.
Jesse Chuku | Lehigh | Sophomore | Forward
Lehigh have won their last five games after winning only two of the first six. Is it a coincidence this happened after Chuku’s breakout game? That’s one possibility but the Londoner has been playing well of late.
His latest contribution was an 11 point, five rebound effort in a win over Quinnipiac on Saturday.
Ben Mockford | St Francis (NY) | Senior | Guard
After a two game absence, Mockford returned to score nine points in a victory over N.J.I.T on Monday.
Will Neighbour | UALR | Senior | Forward
Will Neighbour may have filled out the stat sheet with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a block, on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as UALR fell to Southern Mississippi.
The night before the senior posted 12 points, 10 rebounds in a victory over Jacksonville State. He also had 4 assists and two steals.
Luke Nelson | UC Irvine | Freshman | Guard
Luke Nelson is one of the rare British players to play as freshman and also start. He is averaging a dozen points per game through thirteen games.
He was the leading scorer with 14 points in a victory over Denver. He also contributed four rebounds and four assists in Saturday’s win.
He picked up the slack as backcourt mate and fellow Brit, Alex Young had an off game.
Ovie Soko | Duquesne | Forward | Senior
Soko dropped 22 points in a victory over Umass Lowell on Saturday. The Londoner also had four points and three assists. This is his third game of the season where he has scored 20 or more points.
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