GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its student-athlete of the week selections for Jan. 7 and Gallaudet University senior forward Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) was named Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week. The NEAC honors took into account player performance from Dec. 17, 2012 through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 due to the holiday break.
Seeber led the Bison to a 2-2 record dating back to Dec. 29 through this past Sunday, as he averaged 18.8 points, 6.5 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block per game while shooting 48 percent (27-of-56) from the field and 40 percent (12-of-30) from the 3-point line during that span. Seeber averaged 24.5 points during the two-game Louis Fleming Basinger Tournament hosted by Lycoming College on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, which included a career-best 29 points in addition to nine boards, seven assists and four steals in a 68-56 victory over Cairn University en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team. He then opened the New Year with two-game averages of 13 points, six assists, four rebounds, three steals and 1.5 blocks during conference play this past Saturday and Sunday, highlighted by 19 points and game highs of five assists and four steals in a 64-56 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology Sunday. For the season, Seeber currently leads the NEAC in assists (78), steals (32), points (243) and 3-pointers made (39), while being second in both points per game (17.4) and field goals made (82).
This is Bison men's basketball program's first NEAC honor this year. The honor is the third for Seeber in his career, he was a two-time NEAC player of the week during the 2010-11 season.
Gallaudet (6-8, 2-2 NEAC) wraps up its three-game homestand on Wednesday night with a conference game against Lancaster Bible College. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. but has been pushed back to 8 p.m.