Olujobi, Langley Earn Weekly Honors
GREENSBORO (November 21, 2017) – For the second consecutive week North Carolina A&T center Femi Olujobi was named men’s basketball player of the week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. This week Olujobi has company as teammate Kameron Langley was named rookie of the week. In addition to the conference honor, Olujobi was also named Lou Henson Award national player of the week.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779.
“When we recruited Femi we expected him to be good, not this good, but we knew he could help us," said N.C. A&T coach Jay Joyner. “We know the word is getting out. We know he is going to start facing some double teams, so it is good we are starting to get some of our guys back. We're hoping he doesn't have to log as many minutes going forward.”
Olujobi came into Tuesday night’s game against Mid-Atlantic Christian University as the nation’s leading scorer at 30.0 points per game. He had 27 points against the Mustangs in the Aggies win. Last week in wins over The Citadel (Nov. 15) and Jacksonville (Nov. 18), Olujobi had big scoring nights. He finished with 29 points and nine rebounds on 13-for-15 shooting in a 92-73 win over the Bulldogs before posting 37 points and 18 rebounds on 13-for-22 shooting in a 90-82 overtime win over the Dolphins. For the week, Olujobi shot .703 (26-for-37) from the floor.
Langley has made an immediate impact on the men’s basketball program out of Southwest Guilford High School. Langley came into Tuesday night’s game ranked third in the conference in assists (5.5) and second in total assists (22). For the week, Langley scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 11 assists. He played 40 minutes in the win over Jacksonville. Tuesday night against the Mustangs, Langley finished with seven points, five assists and only one turnover. He leads the conference in assists-to-turnover ratio.
N.C. A&T returns to action 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26 when they travel to Greenville, N.C., to face East Carolina at Minges Coliseum.