Men's Basketball senior Tyler Kohl collected the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week it was announced by the league on Monday. Kohl helped the Blue Devils split a pair of contests last week to improve to 11-14 overall and 5-7 in the league. Kohl is the first player in conference to earn the honor six times in a single season.
The Blue Devils return to action on Thursday night when they travel to Wagner for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.
Kohl has now made history by collecting his league record sixth NEC Player of the Week accolade following two more superb all-around performances on CCSU's swing through western Pennsylvania. He averaged 29.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.5 steals, and shot 40.0 percent from long range in a Blue Devils split. Kohl did all he could to help CCSU try and overcome a 21-point deficit in the final 10 minutes of a 90-85 setback at SFU, and in the process, became the only player in the nation this season to rack up 35 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a game. Two days later, he poured in 23 more points, and added seven boards, five assists and three steals as the Blue Devils knocked off first place Robert Morris, 77-68. The Allentown, PA native has now been named Player of the Week eight times in his career and ranks second in the NEC this season in scoring (18.6), third in assists (4.8), fourth in rebounding (7.2) and sixth in steals (1.5). He leads CCSU in all four categories.
Kohl's game at Saint Francis U with 35/5/7/4 was just the fifth since the 2010 season to finish a game with at least 35 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals and he is one of just two players in the country currently averaging at least 18.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.5 apg and 1.5 spg.
The six accolades broke the NEC single-season record that was shared by eight players in the league's 38-year history, all but one (Alex Blackwell, Monmouth) were named the NEC Player of the Year that same season. At the same time, Kohl has collected eight career weekly honors, which is one shy of matching the NEC record.