NORFOLK, Va. –
Coppin State's Cedric Council
has been named the MEAC Men's Basketball Co-Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
This is the first weekly award of Council's career and he shares the honor with Nicolas Fennell of North Carolina Central. A native of Kennesaw, Ga., Council is also the first Eagles player to receive a MEAC weekly honor since Chas Brown
received Player of the Week honors on February 27, 2017.
For the week, Council averaged 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals while also averaging 6.5 points per game. In an overtime loss at James Madison, Council finished a point shy of a double-double with a career-high 11 rebounds to go with four blocks and two steals. Council finished the week with five rebounds and a steal in a loss to UMBC.
Council has been one of the top shot blockers in the MEAC the last two seasons as he swatted away 30 shots last season. This included a five block performance at Ohio University on December 1, 2017.
Through nine games this season, Council leads the Eagles with 12 blocks (1.3 per game) and 4.7 rebounds while scoring 5.1 points per game.