Boyd and Beamon pick up weekly awards

It’s Monday and that means it’s award time! Julian Boyd and George Beamon both picked up Player of the Week awards from their respective conferences this week after leading their teams to perfect records during the week.

Boyd led LIU Brooklyn to home wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and Monmouth this week. He scored 14 points and went over 1,000 career points in the win over FDU. Boyd also scored 28 points against Monmouth and grabbed eight boards in both games. This season Boyd has an offensive rating of 112.5, which ranks 378th nationally, on 28.8% usage rate, which is 70th nationally. He has the ninth highest offensive rating amongst players using at least 28% of their possessions and is ranked amongst some of the top mid-major scorers in the nation like Nate Wolters of South Dakota State, Doug McDermott of Creighton and Reggie Hamilton of Oakland. Boyd also ranks 35th nationally in defensive rebound rate and 12th nationally in fouls drawn per 40 minutes. (Teammate Jamal Olasewere ranks 10th in that category.)

Manhattan thrust itself right into the middle of the MAAC title chase thanks to wins over Iona and Siena and Beamon was a big part of it. He averaged 22.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this week. Beamon, one of the best free throw shooters in the nation, shot 90% (9-10) from the line on the week and also was very efficient from the field, shooting 16-32 (50%). Beamon’s 112.7 offensive rating ranks him 367th nationally. He’s 48th nationally in offensive rating amongst players using at least 24% of their team’s possessions. That puts him in the same range as Northwestern’s John Shurna, Vanderbilt’s Jeffrey Taylor and Belmont’s Scott Saunders. Beamon’s 52.7%/44.0%/83.9% shooting on twos, threes and free throws is excellent.

Congrats to both Boyd and Beamon, two special talents playing at a very high level right now.

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