More AAC love for Etienne
WICHITA, Kan. (WSU Athletics) - In what is fast becoming a Monday tradition, the American Athletic Conference handed Wichita State’s Tyson Etienne yet another weekly accolade.
Etienne was one of five players named to the league’s honor roll for Dec. 28-Jan. 3, marking the fourth time in the last five weeks that the sophomore guard has earned some level of recognition from the conference office.
Etienne made back-to-back honor roll appearances on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 and earned American player of the week status on Dec. 28.
The Englewood, N.J. native scored a career-high 29 points in Saturday’s 83-79 road win at Ole Miss. He drilled 5-of-10 three-point attempts was 8-for-9 at the foul line while playing all but 52 seconds.
For the season, Etienne ranks among the league leaders in scoring (t-4th, 17.0), threes-per-game (t-3rd, 2.75), three-point percentage (4th, .373), free throw percentage (7th, .826) and assists (15th, 2.8).
The Shockers are 2-1 in all-important Quadrant-1 games. They’re one of just 17 teams with multiple Q-1 victories and one of only seven with two-or-more Q-1 road wins (top-75 or better).
Winners of five-straight, WSU travels to No. 11 Houston on Wednesday (7 p.m. CT, ESPN+).
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS
(Dec. 28, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021)
Player of the Week:
Brandon Rachal, Sr., G, Tulsa
Freshman of the Week:
Caleb Murphy, G, USF
Darius Perry, Sr., G, UCF
Justin Gorham, Sr., F, Houston
Kendric Davis, Jr., G, SMU
Jaylen Forbes, So., G, Tulane
Tyson Etienne, So., G, Wichita State
SHOCKER WEEKLY WINNERS:
Dec. 8 – Tyson Etienne (Honor Roll)
Dec. 15 – Tyson Etienne (Honor Roll)
Dec. 22 – Ricky Council IV (Honor Roll)
Dec. 29 – Tyson Etienne (Player of the Week)
Jan. 4 – Tyson Etienne (Honor Roll)