EDISON, N.J. - Following back-to-back stellar performances for the Marist men's basketball team this past week, junior Adam Kemp (Sherrill, N.Y.) was recognized as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Week.
Kemp had a breakout week of play with for the Red Foxes in consecutive wins versus teams ranked second in the MAAC, Thursday at Iona and Sunday against Loyola. The junior center had a record worthy performance in Thursday's 105-104 win as he became the first Division 1 player to register 29 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks in a game since Rider's Jason Thompson went for 31 points, 16 rebounds, and seven blocks in January of 2007. Not wanting to let down his team or home fans at McCann Arena on Sunday, Kemp followed up his effort with 23 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks against Loyola in the Red Foxes' 69-64 victory. These back-to-back outings of 20+ points and 10+ rebounds were the first by a MAAC player during the 2012-13 season.
For the week, Kemp averaged 26.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in 41.0 minutes of action per game, while shooting a sterling 70.8 percent (17-24) from the field.
This is the first career MAAC weekly honor for Kemp and the second overall for the team this season as Chavaughn Lewis was recognized on Dec. 17 as Co-Player of the Week.
Kemp and the Red Foxes will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 15 when they host Niagara at McCann Arena. Tip-off for the game, the second of a women's/men's TV doubleheader, is slated for 8 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3.