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Men's Basketball

Ahmad Joins 1,000-Point Scoring Club

2/12/2018

MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KHALIL AHMAD, CAL STATE FULLERTON

Junior • Guard • Corona, Calif. • Centennial HS

Cal State Fullerton junior Khalil Ahmad (Corona, Calif./Centennial HS) scored 22 and 31 points in a pair of conference victories to earn Big West weekly men's basketball honors.

➜ Khalil Ahmad captured his second Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season behind two impressive scoring displays in a pair of victories for Cal State Fullerton.

➜ The 6-4 guard averaged 26.5 points as the offensive catalyst in a 75-59 win over Cal Poly and a 68-66 triumph at UC Davis, which snapped a 19-game home court winning streak for the Aggies.

➜ Ahmad shot a torrid 70.4% (19-of-27) from the floor overall, including five made three-pointers (in 10 attempts) while sinking all but one of his 11 free throw tosses.

➜ His 31-point performance at UC Davis – aided by 11-of-15 shooting – gave him entry into the 1,000 point career scoring club.  Ahmad became the 24th player in school history to achieve the feat as he completed the week at 1,022 career points.

➜ Ahmad hit four three-pointers against the Aggies – the seventh time this year he has canned at least that many treys – as the Titans swept UC Davis in the season series for the first time since 2007-08.

➜ Ahmad also scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Cal Poly.  He went 5-of-5 from the free throw line.  He added a season-high four assists.

➜ Ahmad has scored 20-plus points eight times this season and topped the 30-point mark twice.

Others nominated: Tavrion Dawson (CSUN); Gabe Levin (Long Beach State); TJ Shorts II (UC Davis); Tommy Rutherford (UC Irvine); Chance Murray (UC Riverside); Leland King II (UC Santa Barbara)

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