USF’s Alexis Yetna honored by AAC ... again

The 6-foot-8 forward is named the conference’s freshman of the week for a fourth time.
Tulane Green Wave forward Samir Sehic (21) and USF Bulls forward Alexis Yetna (10) battle for the rebound during the second half Wednesday in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times ]
Tulane Green Wave forward Samir Sehic (21) and USF Bulls forward Alexis Yetna (10) battle for the rebound during the second half Wednesday in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times ]
Published January 28

At this rate, the American Athletic Conference's Freshman of the Week award might be re-named in Alexis Yetna's honor.

The Bulls' 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman has won it for the fourth time, two days after recording his league-leading 10th double-double (career-best 28 points, 13 rebounds) in USF’s 77-57 victory Saturday at East Carolina. Yetna also earned the honor on Dec. 17, Dec. 24 and Jan. 14.

He leads the AAC and ranks 17th nationally in rebounds per game (10.1), and is fourth in the conference in field-goal percentage (56.3). His 10 double-doubles also lead the league, and are tied for 18th nationally.

The Bulls (14-6, 4-4) are off until Saturday, when they host Memphis (13-7, 5-2) at noon. USF needs only two more victories to clinch a winning regular season.

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