NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week
Jake Ross, Springfield (So, Northampton, Mass.)
Ross continued to shine as he led Springfield to a pair of victories to push Springfield's record to 4-0 on the season and remain the only team in the conference without a setback. The sophomore averaged 31.5 points and 14 rebounds per game to go along with 3.5 steals and 2.0 assists while shooting 58% from the floor in 34 minutes of action. Ross opened the week with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals in a 71-59 win over Becker before erupting for a career-high 37 points, shooting 14-for-20 from the floor, to go along with 16 boards as the Pride bested local-foe Westfield State. Ross has had a double-double in all four games this season and is averaging 26.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per outing.