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MIT's Jurko and Springfield's Post Claim Final NEWMAC Weekly Honors

MIT's Jurko and Springfield's Post Claim Final NEWMAC Weekly Honors

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

AJ Jurko, MIT (Jr, Weston, Fla.)

In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, Jurko averaged a double-double with 19 points and 11.5 assists per game to go along with five rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest. He shot 70% from the field (14-20), 75% from long range (6-8) and tied the MIT single-game record for assists in a road win at Clark with 14. He also posted a team-high 24 points in a home win over WPI as he finished 8-for-11 shooting for the game.

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Heath Post, Springfield (So, Cheshire, Conn.)

Post anchored a Springfield defensive unit that helped the Pride earn two more conference victories en route to earning the top seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Championship and their first-ever outright regular season NEWMAC title. The sophomore averaged 20.0 points per game, shooting nearly 79% from the field to go along with 10.5 rebounds per game. At WPI on Wednesday, Post totaled 22 points and 7 rebounds before turning in an 18-point, 14-rebound performance versus Babson as the Pride locked up hosting rights for the conference tournament.