Week in Review: 11.11.2017

Each week, we search through our 360 media coverage to highlight the week that was in Ultimate Hoops Leagues.

Player Spotlight

David Stephens (right) and Johnnie Brown posing at the National Tournament red carpet event in Las Vegas

David Stephens (right) and Johnnie Brown posing at the National Tournament red carpet event in Las Vegas

Our spotlighted player this week is YLie's David Stephens, who reached two milestones playing in Shelby this week. Stephens scored 20 points in a 70-61 win on Wednesday, putting his career point total over 4,500 points. He now has 4,507 in his career, which is 65th in UH. He also grabbed five offensive rebounds in the game, putting his career total to 1,003. He's only the 12th player in UH history to ever have over 1,000 offensive rebounds. 


Milestones

Elkaffas (left) chatting with Helmy when they were both Dream League general managers in 2016. 

Elkaffas (left) chatting with Helmy when they were both Dream League general managers in 2016. 

We start this week honoring two UH Minnesota lifers, Ahmed Helmy and Izzy Elkaffas, as both achieved milestones this week, Helmy played in his 500th game on Thursday in Fridley, making him the 10th player to ever play in 500 UH games. He's also just one block shy of recording his 400th career block. Elkaffas won his 400th career game on Wednesday in Bloomington South. He's only the sixth player to ever win 400 games, and his 401 wins rank fifth in UH. 

Kreston Martin is only 17 points away from scoring his 5,000th career point in Ultimate Hoops. Typically I would wait until a player is a little closer to highlight this, but Martin has averaged 30.7 points in the Plano Fall season thus far. If he keeps pace, he should surpass 5,000 next week. 

Stefan Hanania recorded one steal in a 101-67 win for the Gamblers in the Green Valley Vet B league. That steal was Hanania's 300th ever in Ultimate Hoops. 

Check out Martin's monster stats this season

Check out Martin's monster stats this season

Tony DeBoer blocked one shot Thursday night in Fridley, giving him exactly 250 in his career. He ranks 27th all-time in UH in blocked shots. 


Top Performers of the Week

This is the second time this season that Mouton has led UH in scoring for the week. He did it previously with a 61-point performance in Week 2. 

This is the second time this season that Mouton has led UH in scoring for the week. He did it previously with a 61-point performance in Week 2. 

Points: Byron Mouton - 64 (Gaithersburg, Draft)

Rebounds: Vonchae Richardson - 25 (Green Valley, Rec)

Assists: Kevin Gill - 25 (Lake Houston, Open)

Steals: Jordan Sisk - 11 (Tempe, Draft)

Blocks: Eric Mosley - 6 (Gilbert, Draft) 


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