Cochise's Naje Smith and Blake Williams, of Chandler-Gilbert, are the Division I and II men's basketball Players of the Week in the ACCAC for the period Jan. 6-12.
Smith had a huge week as the Apaches defeated Chandler-Gilbert and South Mountain. A 6-7 sophomore from Spokane, Wash., and Lewis and Clark H.S., he exploded for a 32.0 scoring average, hitting 26-40 from the floor, a .650 percentage and even made four of nine three-point attempts. He added a total of 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal. He pumped 35 in the Chandler-Gilbert game.
Williams had a 16.0 scoring average although the Coyotes lost to Cochise and Pima. A 6-4 sophomore from Chandler, AZ, he hit 75 percent of his shots, 12-16, including 8-9 on threes. He also had 11 rebounds, seven assists and a steal.