University of Hawaii Sophomore Isaac Fleming (Wilmington, Del./Massanutten (Va.) Military Academy), the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, utilized a career-high scoring effort to help Hawai‘i pick up a pair of conference road wins to stay atop the standings alongside UC Irvine.
Fleming posted his career-best 23 points against Cal State Fullerton to impact an 86-79 overtime victory on Saturday, raising UH to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the Big West.
The 6-3 guard registered 14 of the 23 points in the second half, including all four of his three-pointers, as UH went on to win in its first overtime contest of 2015-16. Fleming hit all five free throw attempts against the Titans, and added two rebounds, five assists and a steal.
The win gave UH its first-ever 4-0 start in Big West play since joining the league for the 2012-13 season.
Fleming also impacted Thursday’s 80-71 win at UC Riverside. He scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting, and chipped in four rebounds, an assist and a steal. Fleming helped stave a second half Highlander comeback with a dunk and a pair of free throws.
For the week, he averaged 19.0 points while shooting 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the field.
Others nominated: Brian Bennett (Cal Poly); Kendall Smith (CSUN); Siler Schneider (UC Davis); Mamadou Ndiaye (UC Irvine); Jaylen Bland (UC Riverside); Gabe Vincent (UC Santa Barbara)