The news really isn't -- and can't be -- all that surprising, but when you score 68 points in two games to open up conference play, you're generally going to get your fair share of recognition.
Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson got just that Monday, as he was named the NEC player of the week.
From the folks over at the NEC offices:
To say Anderson caught fire last week would be an understatement. The senior guard carried Robert Morris to a 2-0 opening weekend of NEC play by merely averaging 34.0 points on 64.3 percent shooting from the floor. He hit 12-20 shots from three-point range, converting at a 60.0 percent clip. For good measure, the Elkhart, IN native added 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. In a 79-70 win at Sacred Heart on Thursday, Anderson dropped a career-high 36 points on an incredible 15-19 night from the field, including 6-7 from beyond the arc. He also added five rebounds and three steals against the Pioneers. Less than 48 hours later, Anderson rang up 32 points - including the last nine points of the contest for the Colonials - in a 71-67 victory at Bryant. He drained 12-23 shots from the floor and 6-13 from long range, while contributing four rebounds and four assists. His jumper with 38 seconds to play snapped a 67-67 tie, and his pair at the free throw line with 0.9 seconds left helped seal the victory. Anderson became the first Colonial to eclipse the 30-point plateau in back-to-back games since Gene Nabors turned the trick in the 2000 NEC Tournament. On the 2012-13 campaign, Anderson ranks fourth in the NEC with 19.3 ppg, and he leads the conference with 3.59 three-pointers per game and 47.7 percent shooting from three-point territory. He is also fourth in the NEC in field goal percentage at 52.8 percent.
Anderson's easily proven to be the Colonials' top offensive weapon this season and with conference play underway, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Anderson win a few more of these by the time the season ends.