Another week, another accolade for Xavier Silas. Silas was named MAC West Division Player of the Week after leading the Huskies to back-to-back road wins for the first time since March 2006. The Junior Guard has been on a tear in the past two weeks since coming back from a hand injury that kept him out for a whole month.
In the two road victories, Silas averaged 24.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG and 3 APG. He also set a school single game record by going 15-15 from the free throw line against Ball State in the MAC opener.
If Silas continues to play at this level, he will be a serious contender for MAC Player of the year. Silas leads NIU with 19.1 PPG and is second on the team with 5.8 RPG. Up next is a showdown against Western Michigan and MAC leading scorer David Kool 19.8 PPG.