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Hassan Whiteside Named Marshall Student Athlete of the Week


Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside

Dec. 1, 2009

Hassan Whiteside was selected Conference USA Rookie of the Week Nov. 30. Whiteside just missed a triple-double as he tallied 14 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks in a 60-53 win over Ohio on Saturday night. The nine blocks tied the school record for most in a game, as well as set the Conference USA record for most blocks by a freshman. It also tied as the sixth-best performance overall in conference history. His performance against Ohio followed a 14-point, 12-rebound effort in Marshall's 87-74 victory over Lamar Nov. 25.

Whiteside averaged a double-double (14.0 ppg, 14.5 rpg) in the final two games of the Global Sports Invitational to lead the Thundering Herd to the title with a perfect 4-0 mark. The freshman currently leads C-USA in both rebounding (9.4) and blocks (4.6). This is his first Rookie of the Week honor. He is the second Herd player (Damier Pitts, 12/8/08) to earn C-USA Rookie of the Week honors since MU joined the league in 2005.