FGCU's Norelia & JU's Babineaux Split Award; Doyle Tabbed Newcomer

MACON, Ga. - FGCU's Marc-Eddy Norelia & Jacksonville's Kori Babineaux shared the Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week accolade, while Stetson's Luke Doyle shot his way to the Newcomer of the Week honor, announced on Monday by the league office.

Norelia nearly averaged a double-double in a 2-1 week for FGCU as the junior forward produced 18.0 PPG & 9.0 RPG to go along with eight total blocks and four steals. Against South Dakota, Norelia scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and five blocks for his sixth double-double of the year. He finished the week with 15 points and nine boards in a win vs. La Salle then 19 points and six rebounds vs. Eckerd.

Babineaux helped Jacksonville improve to 6-0 at home this season with two victories at Swisher Gymnasium before tallying 24 points in a narrow loss at Western Michigan. The senior guard began the week with 17 points in a 69-68 win vs. Marist, while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out four assists. He followed the Marist outing with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in a four-point victory vs. Bethune-Cookman.

Stetson's Doyle tied the program's 26-year old record for three-pointers made in a game as the sophomore connected on eight against Florida Tech. He finished the contest with 24 points to set his career-high. Three days later, Doyle tied his career-high as he made six triples in a blowout win vs. Webber International. Along with his shooting from deep, Doyle averaged 4.5 RPG, 3.5 APG & 1.5 SPG.

Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week - Jan. 4th
Marc-Eddy Norelia, FGCU
Junior | Forward | Orlando, Fla.
- Second Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week; second this season
- Led Eagles to a 2-1 week by averaging 18.0 PPG & 9.0 RPG
- Tallied 20 points, 12 rebounds vs. South Dakota
- Added five blocks & two steals vs. the Coyotes
- Followed with 15 points, nine boards in win vs La Salle
- Ended week with 19 points, six rebounds & two blocks vs Eckerd
- Shot 61.8 percent from the floor on 21-of-34 attempts

Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week - Jan. 4th
Kori Babineaux, Jacksonville
Senior | Guard | Folsom, Calif.
- Third Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week; second this year
- Improved JU to 6-0 at home this year with two wins
- Registered two 20-point games in a 2-1 week for the Dolphins
- Opened with 17 pointts, six rebounds, four assists in win vs Marist
- Added 20 points, five rebounds, five assists in victory vs. Bethune-Cookman
- Finished week with 24 points at Western Michigan
- Played all but six minutes over a three-game week

Other Nominees: J.C. Hampton, Lipscomb; Tim Coleman, NJIT; Dallas Moore, North Florida; Josh Cutherbertson, USC Upstate; Luke Doyle, Stetson.

Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Jan. 4th
Luke Doyle, Stetson
Sophomore | Guard | Oviedo, Fla.
- First Career Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week
- Recorded back-to-back 24-point performances in two wins for Stetson
- Tied Stetson's 26-year old record on eight triples vs Florida Tech
- Added three rebounds, three assists & three steals
- Vs. Webber International connected on six three's
- Grabbed six rebounds with four assists in the win
- His 24 points set a career-high in 23.0 minutes/game

Other Nominees: Zach Johnson, FGCU; Darien Fernandez, Jacksonville; Kendrick Ray, Kennesaw State; Eli Pepper, Lipscomb; Mohammed Bendary, NJIT. 

Date Men's Basketball Player of the Week Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 16th Yonel Brown, Kennesaw State
Dallas Moore, North Florida
Eli Pepper, Lipscomb
Nov. 23rd Marc-Eddy Norelia, FGCU Reggie Reid, FGCU
Nov. 30th Dallas Moore, North Florida Deion Holmes, USC Upstate
Derick Newton, Stetson
Dec. 7th Kori Babineaux, Jacksonville Kendrick Ray, Kennesaw State
Dec. 14th Ky Howard, NJIT Rayjon Tucker, FGCU
Dec. 21st Damon Lynn, NJIT Chris Jenkins, NJIT
Derick Newton, Stetson 
Dec. 28th Yonel Brown, Kennesaw State Kendrick Ray, Kennesaw State
Jan. 4th Marc-Eddy Norelia, FGCU
Kori Babineaux, Jacksonville
Luke Doyle, Stetson

Read more on the Atlantic Sun Weekly Winners:Marc-Eddy Norelia, FGCUKori Babineaux, JacksonvilleLuke Doyle, StetsonBrittany Starling, USC UpstateChristin Mercer, Jacksonville

Posted by Atlantic Sun Conference on Monday, January 4, 2016

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