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Houston Named NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete Of The Week

Houston Named NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete Of The Week

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced their weekly Athlete of the Week honorees for competition ending on January 22nd with Emerson men's basketball graduate, Jarred Houston, being named Defensive Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. 

Houston once again anchored Emerson's defense in a week that saw the Lions pick up wins over Wheaton (Mass.) and MIT. Amidst racking up his 14th and 15th double-doubles of the season, he averaged 11.5 boards per game alongside 3.5 blocks for a total of 23 rebounds (15 defensive) and seven blocks. In Emerson's 89-58 victory over MIT this past Saturday, Houston racked up a game-high seven blocks.