Farmingdale State sophomore guard Damien Santana (Brooklyn, NY/Grady) was named to the Skyline Player of the Week Honor Roll for men's basketball on Monday, January 15th. Santana led the team with 22.5 points per game in a 2-0 week, finishing with game-highs in both of the Rams conference wins. At Maritime, he posted a career-high 27 points and went 7-of-9 from downtown before finishing with a game-high 18 points versus Merchant Marine. For the week, he shot 59-percent from behind the arc, while also averaging 3.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for basketball are announced by the Conference on Mondays. Reports (including players of the week and conference statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org.
For his play last week, Santana was also named to the Presto Sports/MBWA Player of the Week Honor Roll. The Presto/MBWA Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of eight media members vote to select from the nominations the most outstanding player. Any player who receives any votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.
The Met Basketball Weekly List is announced on Monday nights. Past releases are available to view at: http://www.prestosports.com/mbwa/index.