Tommy Funk of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
The Warrington, Pa., native becomes the first cadet since Jarell Brown '08 to receive player of the week recognition from the league four times in the same year. Funk and fellow firstie captain Matt Wilson have now combined for five player of the week honors this season, marking the most by an Army squad in a single season since the 2007-08 campaign.
Funk was stellar in a 1-1 week for the Black Knights, averaging 24.5 points, 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 39 percent from the field and 36 percent from long range. The firstie played a full 40 minutes in a Wednesday game against Loyola and the full 45 minutes in an overtime win versus Navy on Saturday, but he only turned the ball over twice while handing out 16 total assists (8.0 assist-to-turnover ratio).
In a midweek tilt opposite the Greyhounds, he shot 7-of-19 from the field and 3-of-10 from long range on his way to a 17-point outing. He dished out a game-high nine assists and recorded just one turnover to go along with three rebounds. In that contest Funk extended his double-digit scoring streak to 22 games, which was the longest single-season double-digit streak in program history since Army Hall of Famer Kevin Houston '87 did it in 29 straight games as a firstie. Read more.