Wholey wins NESCAC Player of the Week honors
Bryan Wholey ’08
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College senior guard Bryan Wholey was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Monday, the first such honor for a Bobcat this season and the first of the co-captain’s career.
Wholey (Marshfield, Mass.) led Bates to a 2-0 week, averaging 39 minutes per game, 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting .485 from the field.
He tied a career high with 28 points in Bates’ 72-68 overtime win at Tufts on Saturday, tying the mark he set one year ago against the Jumbos. He tallied six of his points in overtime, while Bates outscored Tufts 9-5, and 11 more of them during the second half, while Bates came all the way back from a 14-point deficit to tie the game.
Wholey last week became the 28th Bates man to record 1,000 career points and he is currently tied for 25th on the list, at 1,054 points, with Seth Cummings ’65.
He leads the Bobcats in scoring at 16.3 points per game, the third highest average in the NESCAC, while also ranking among the league’s top 17 in rebounding (5.5 rpg), assists (3.80 apg), free throw percentage (.732) and steals (1.80 spg). In conference games, he is scoring at a league-best clip of 21.3 points per game, is sixth in rebounding at 7.7 rpg, and is fourth in assists at 4.67 apg.
Wholey and the Bobcats (10-5) will play host to St. Joseph’s College in a non-league matchup Tuesday night at 7 p.m.