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Hassan Whiteside Named Marshall Student Athlete of the Week

Jan. 26, 2010

Freshman Hassan Whiteside is the Marshall University Student Athlete of the Week ending Jan. 24. Whiteside was named the C-USA Rookie of the Week by a media panel representing each conference member for games through Jan. 24.

Whiteside averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks for the Thundering Herd in games against in-state rival No. 11/12 West Virginia and league-leader UAB. Marshall fell in both games by an average of just five points. Against WVU, Whiteside scored a team-high 18 points, hitting 6-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 free throws. In Saturday's two-point loss to UAB, the freshman registered his 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. He also blocked five shots, bringing his season total to 102 for the season.

This is Whiteside's fourth C-USA Rookie of the Week honor and his second in a row.