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Press Release

Fernandez Named AMC Player of the Week


Wednesday, February 23, 2011
by Courtesy American Midwest Conference

Lebanon, IL - The American Midwest Conference has bestowed its Feb. 21 Men's Basketball Player of the Week award on Fernando Fernandez of Hannibal-LaGrange University. Fernandez was selected based on his play from games scheduled from Feb. 14-20.

Fernandez, a senior forward from Gijon, Spain, produced some lofty numbers in helping the Trojans to a pair of AMC victories in three contests last week. Fernandez averaged 15.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest, and connected on 59.3 percent of his attempts from the field (16-of-27). In addition, Fernandez was nearly perfect from the foul line, hitting 14-of-16 tries for 87.5 percent. He also dished out five assists.

Playing in a Senior Day contest at home against then-No. 24-ranked Park University, Fernandez led Hannibal-LaGrange to a 75-73 upset win. Fernandez registered 20 points and 15 rebounds in the game, and also hit the game-winning shot against the Pirates with 3.5 seconds to play. Fernandez also had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a 59-47 loss at home earlier in the week against Columbia College.

Heading into the final week of AMC regular-season play, Fernandez leads the conference in rebounding at 9.6 boards per contest. He aiso averages 13.4 points a game and is shooting 52 percent from the floor.

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Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations
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