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Jamal Shead Named The American Player of the Week

HOUSTON – After leading the #1 University of Houston Men's Basketball program to a pair of wins with the game-winning shot at Memphis, junior point guard Jamal Shead was honored as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. 

In a Senior Night home win over Wichita State in the Fertitta Center and at Memphis on Sunday afternoon, Shead led the Cougars with 20.5 points and 3.0 steals per game and tied for the team lead with 4.0 assists per contest. 

The Manor, Texas, native scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting in Thursday's home win over Wichita State with 18 of his total coming in the second half.

 With his impressive totals, Shead also tied his career highs with 10 field goals and four 3-point field goals against the Shockers. 

In Sunday's thrilling come-from-behind win at Memphis, Shead drained a buzzer-beating 18-footer as time expired to life the Cougars to a 67-65 win over the Tigers in front of 18,437 fans. 

Playing all but 100 seconds, he tied for the team lead with 16 points and led all players with seven assists and only one turnover while swiping a game-high-tying three steals. 

UCF forward Taylor Hendricks was named The American Freshman of the Week. Cincinnati guard David DeJulius, Memphis guard Kendric Davis, Temple guard Damian Dunn, Tulane guard Jalen Cook and Wichita State guard Craig Porter Jr. were named to the league's Honor Roll.


• The Cougars take their first steps in the postseason when they compete for the last time at the American Athletic Conference Championship inside Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

• The Cougars begin the postseason in the Quarterfinals when they face the winner of the (8) South Florida /(9) East Carolina game at Noon, Friday.

• With a win in Friday's matchup, Houston would advance to the Semifinals, set for 2 p.m., Saturday.

• All Houston Men's Basketball games can be heard on 950 AM KPRC.

Houston v Memphis

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