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.
Scoring 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 72.2-percent from the field and 66.7-percent from 3-point range in wins over Wichita State and ECU last week, @USFMBB's Alexis Yetna is the #AmericanHoops Freshman of the Week.: https://t.co/a75JBvDncp pic.twitter.com/rLDnw6SW1a— American MBB (@American_MBB) January 28, 2019
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.