Nakwaasah Nets Player of the Week Honors
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
SHREVEPORT-Centenary basketball senior Maxx Nakwaasah garnered both regional and statewide honors today after becoming the 30th Gent all-time to score 1,000 career points in Saturday's home overtime win against Louisiana College.

Nakwaasah was voted state Player of the Week in a rare three-way tie by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He was also named the KTBS Jimmy Granger Player of the Week.

"I am very proud of how far Maxx has come since he joined our program four years ago. He has turned himself into a great contributor and has learned the impact he can have on his teammates as he produces on the court and continues to grow as a leader," said second-year head coach Adam Walsh.

The current scoring and rebounds leader for the Gents, Nakwaasah was recognized for joining the 1,000-point club as well as helping lead the team to two at-home victories last week and a 5-1 home record.

He finished the week averaging a double-double with 24 points per game and an impressive 11 rebounds per game.  Nakwaasah is now averaging 27.2 ppg and 8.8 rpg through the first 13 games.

Nakwaasah is a product of Berkner High School in Dallas, Texas, and is majoring in accounting.

"Maxx is absolutely deserving of these very prestigious honors," said William Broussard, Director of Athletics at Centenary. "This is a student-athlete that embodies leadership, determination, and teamwork, all the things we want a Centenary student-athlete to be. We couldn't be more proud of him."

The honor did not include Monday night's game against ETBU where Nakwaasah broke the single-game scoring record, netting 51 points to jump Robert Parish's previous high of 50 points against Lamar in 1972.