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Paine’s Yusef Riley SIAC Player Of Week

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Paine’s Yusef Riley SIAC Player Of Week

Paine College’s Yusef Riley was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

 

The 6-5 senior forward from Hamilton, Bermuda averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games last week.

 

Riley poured in 19 points on a blistering 80 percent shooting (8-of-10), while adding 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, and a steal in a 75-57 loss to Tuskegee University on Jan. 9.

 

Then on Jan. 14, he had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks in a 68-59 defeat to Albany State.

 

On the season, Riley is Paine’s second leading rebounder, averaging 8.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

 

A transfer from Montreal’s McGill University, he averaged 7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1 steal in 2012-13 before coming to Paine.

 

A prep star at Georgetown District High School (Ontario), Riley averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1.2 blocks as a senior.

 

He was also a member of the Bermuda senior men’s national team.

 

 

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