NBL Canada Announce Players of the Week

March 20, 2017 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)

News Release

The National Basketball League of Canada announces Tydran Beaty of the Moncton Miracles as Atlantic Division Player of the Week and Juan Pattillo of the Windsor Express as the Central Division Player of the Week for the week ending March 19, 2017

Central Division Player of the Week

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Juan Pattillo of the Windsor Express has been named Central Division Player of the Week for the week ending March 17, 2017. This is the second time that Pattillo has claimed this honour.

Pattillo, a 6'7" forward who played collegiately at Western Kentucky, scored 26 points in Windsor's 93-89 victory over Niagara to keep the Express in the playoff hunt.

"Juan has really changed the makeup of our team," said Windsor head coach Bill Jones. "The 4 position in our league is one of the best positions, so with a guy that can match up with Royce White and Justin Moss and Chris Commons has been a big advantage to us. He's a tremendous rebounder and a tremendous scorer."

Atlantic Division Player of the Week

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Tydran Beaty of the Moncton Miracles has been named Atlantic Division Player of the Week for the week ending March 17, 2017.

Beaty, a 6'7" forward who played collegiately at Benedict College, averaged 17.3 ppg and 8.0 rpg in three wins for the Miracles, helping Moncton move up the standings in the Atlantic Division.

"Tydran started really fast this season," said Miracles head coach Paul Mokeski, "and then got bogged down a little bit, and over the last few weeks he's gotten back to basics. He uses his ahleticism in the right way, he can chase down rebounds most people don't get, and he's finishing more. When he does a one-dribble pull-up instead of a three-point shot, he's more efficient. It's a huge reason why we've gone on this run."

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