It's Hammer Time

Jimmy Hammer, Johns Hopkins


Centennial Conference
Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jimmy Hammer, Johns Hopkins
Senior, Guard
Collegeville, Pa. / Germantown Academy

Hammer was named MVP of York's Coaches vs. Cancer Classic after leading Johns Hopkins to the team title. He averaged 19.5 points in victories over Lebanon Valley and Keuka. Hammer poured in six three-pointers for 22 points with three assists and a steal vs. Keuka. He was 8-of-16 from beyond the arc on the weekend with six assists.


Around the Conference

Dickinson senior F Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J.) led the No. 14 Red Devils to the Salisbury Optimist Tournament title with an 87-70 victory over the host Sea Gulls. He averaged 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two wins, shooting 56 percent from the floor with a team-high nine assists.

Franklin & Marshall senior Morgan Lee (Brooklyn, N.Y.) averaged 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in earning MVP honors at F&M's Tip-Off Tournament. He poured in 23 points with 11 boards in the 85-59 triumph over Washington & Jefferson.

Gettysburg senior Sean Gordon (Broomall, Pa.) was named to the All-Tournament team at Gettysburg's Tip-Off Tournament after posting 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He played all 50 minutes with 15 points, eight board and five assists in the double-OT loss to Washington and Lee in the title tilt.

Haverford senior Gibby Graves (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored in double figures in both games of the Equinox Classic, earning All-Classic honors.

McDaniel junior Tim Stewart (Smyrna, Del.) averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor in leading the Green Terror to the PSU-Harrisburg Tip-Off Tournament title. He was named to the All-Tournament team after a 20-point effort vs. CCNY in the finale.

Muhlenberg senior Malique Killing (Philadelphia, Pa.) averaged 22.0 points and 3.0 assists as the Mules opened the season with wins ove Albright and Arcadia. His three-pointer with 1:17 left put 'Berg ahead to stay vs. the Lions. Killing had 10 points and an assist in a game-ending 22-5 run vs. Arcadia.

Washington College junior Dave Knox (Warrington, Pa.) averaged 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds on his way to All-Tournament honors at ther Mount Aloysius Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. He had 21 points and 13 rebounds for his second career double-double in the opening game loss to the hosts.

Record Chase

Muhlenberg senior Malique Killing (Philadelphia, Pa.) moved into 16th place on the Centennial career scoring list with 1,549 points in just 81 games. His 19.12 career points per game is on pace to establish a Conference record, currently held by Ursinus' Rich Barrett '01 (18.60).

Dickinson senior Gerry Wixted (Moorestown, N.J.) is just 11 points shy of becoming the 29th player in Centennial history to score 1,400 points. He also needs 42 more rebounds to become the 22nd player to collect 700 rebounds.

Franklin & Marshall's Brandon Federici (Morganville, N.J.) leads all freshmen in scoring after the opening weekend at 14.0 ppg. He poured in 19 points with four threes in the 63-57 win over New Jersey City.