There wasn’t a lot of basketball being played over the last week, but the College of Staten Island had an exceptional week and two Dolphins were named CUNYAC Players of the Week as a result.  Men’s basketball junior Adeola Latunji took top honors along with sophomore women’s basketball standout Megan McEwan.

Latunji was showcased in two games last week, both as part of CSI’s 17th annual Tournament of Heroes.  The Dolphins played a pair of NESCAC schools and won both, defeating Bates College and Tufts University.  Latunji was brilliant in both.  Against Bates, he sank nine of 15 shots for a team-best 23 points, adding eight rebounds.  The next day, he was very consistent in CSI’s Championship win over Tufts, canning eight of 15 shots, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc for a team-best 24 points with nine assists, going a full 40 minutes on the court.

For the Dolphins, the Tournament of Heroes win was their third in program history.  For Latunji, he now is averaging 19.6 points per game with a team-best 8.5 rebounds per contest.  Latunji is also CSI’s leader in blocked shots with 10 and his 19 steals rank third on the squad.  The CUNYAC Player of the Week honor was his first of the season.

For McEwan, the Player of the Week selection from the CUNYAC is her second of the season, coming on the heels of a solid freshman campaign.  McEwan was a part of CSI’s lone victory last week over Centenary College (NJ).  She played a complete 45 minutes in CSI’s 64-58 overtime win, and sunk the game-tying basket in regulation as time expired.  McEwan finished shooting 6-of-14 from the floor and was a near-perfect 7-8 from the charity stripe to finish with 21 points, easily a team-high.  McEwan also finished with a team-high five assists and her four steals was second on the team.

For the season, McEwan leads the team with 15.4 points per game, pacing the team with 47 three-pointers, while placing fourth overall in rebounds per contest with 4.3 per game.  She also leads the team in assists (35) and steals (32).

Both CSI basketball teams are in action on Thursday, when they face off against York College at the Sports & Recreation Center.  The women tip-off at 5:30pm, while the men jump at 7:30pm.