Cadot Named MW Player of the Week

Feb. 27, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - TCU senior guard J.R. Cadot has been named Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The honor marks the first career MW award for Cadot and the second of the season for the Horned Frogs.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Cadot helped TCU post a perfect 2-0 record last week featuring a Wednesday road win at Air Force and Saturday home victory over No. 18 New Mexico. He lled the Horned Frogs in scoring and rebounding both contests for his fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season, while he averaged team highs of 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals . Cadot shot 55.0 percent (11-of-20) from the field overall for the week, while he also recorded an impressive average of 7.0 offensive boards during the two wins.

Cadot started the week off with a solid performance, totaling a game-high 16 points while matching his career best with 13 rebounds Wednesday at Air Force to help TCU snap a 15-game conference road losing streak. Eight of his boards came on the offensive glass to fuel the Frogs to a season-high 22 offensive rebounds, while he also added three steals.

Cadot followed up the performance by leading TCU to another impressive victory Saturday over No. 18 New Mexico. He totaled a game-high 15 points and added 10 rebounds and two steals. The 6-5 guard again was a force on the offensive glass, pulling down six offensive boards while helping TCU drop a second-straight top-20 opponent for the first time in program history.

The honor adds to an impressive senior season resume for Cadot that already rates as his best in two years on campus. He ranks among the Mountain West leaders in offensive rebounds (No. 3; 2.86 rpg), total rebounds (No. 5; 7.0 rpg), defensive rebounds (No. 6; 4.18 rpg), steals (No. 6; 1.61 spg) and scoring (No. 17; 10.9 ppg), while he is the Frogs' active career leader in rebounds. His six double-doubles are No. 4 among all league players, while he has made 34 consecutive starts dating back to last season. He has been solid all season for the Frogs, having been named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team back in November.

Cadot's selection marks the second such weekly honor for TCU this season, as sophomore forward Amric Fields was MW Player of the Week back on Jan. 9. This season is the first time in seven years as a MW league member that TCU has had two players selected for the player of the week honor in the same season. In all, six Frogs have garnered recognition during the program's stint in the conference.

TCU returns to action Tuesday evening when it travels to Wyoming for its final road contest of the regular season. The matchup, which will be televised live by The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.), is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. MT.


2011-12 MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nov. 14         Michael Lyons, Jr., G, Air Force
                    Chase Tapley, Jr., G, San Diego State
Nov. 21         Mike Moser, So., F, UNLV
Nov. 28         Mike Moser, So., F, UNLV
Dec. 5           Drew Wiley, Jr., G, Boise State
                    Chase Tapley, Jr., G, San Diego State
Dec. 12         Adam Waddell, Sr., C, Wyoming
Dec. 19         Drew Gordon, Sr., F, New Mexico
Dec. 26         Chace Stanback, Sr., G/F, UNLV
Jan. 2           Drew Gordon, Sr., F, New Mexico
Jan. 9           Amric Fields, So., F, TCU
Jan. 16         Jamaal Franklin, So., G, San Diego State
Jan. 23         Anthony Marshall, Jr., G, UNLV
                   Leonard Washington, Jr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 30         Mike Moser, So., F, UNLV
Feb. 6          Jamaal Franklin, So., G, San Diego State
Feb. 13        Mike Moser, So., F, UNLV
Feb. 20        Drew Gordon, Sr., F, New Mexico
Feb. 27        J.R. Cadot, Sr., G, TCU