Westwood, Mass. (January 8) -- MIT men's basketball junior guard Cameron Korb (Los Gatos, Calif.) has been honored for the second time this season as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week.
The Engineers, who are ranked No. 15 in the latest D3Hoops.com National Top 25 Poll, sit at 12-1 overall and 2-0 in the league after wins over WPI and Coast Guard last week. In the victories, Korb was the top scorer with 22.5 points per game as MIT has now won nine straight games and is a perfect 6-0 on the road.
For the week, he shot 61.9 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from three-point land, hitting 11-of-19 attempts. He also added four rebounds and 1.5 assists in 31 minutes per game, along with zero turnovers. After a 24-point effort at WPI, Korb sparked a second-half rally in the win over Coast Guard as he posted 21 points and five rebounds while hitting 6-of-11 three-pointers.
Overall, MIT is ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense at 59.5 points allowed per game and second in three-point shooting percentage at 44 percent. Korb is currently 11th in the nation in total three-pointers made, along with ranking fourth in the NEWMAC in three-point field goal percentage.
Korb and the Engineers return to action at home on Wednesday, January 10th as the team hosts Emerson College for a NEWMAC contest beginning at 7 p.m.