The Akron Hammer

The Akron Hammer?

The 2009-10 Akron Hammer - Photo Credit to Alyssa Cushman of The Buchtelite

Since the namesake of this site, Michelle Beadle, has penned the nickname  “The Akron Hammer” for the NBA’s LeBron James, we thought it would only be fitting to give that very nickname to a college basketball player. You know, since this is a college basketball-centric blog.

So for the 2009-10 season, I would like to nominate Brett McKnight of… you guessed it, the University of Akron. McKnight, a junior, is a 6’5″ forward out of Lancaster, Ohio. He led the team in scoring last year with 11.4 points per game and was named the MAC Sixth Man of the Year in 2008-09.

McKnight really established himself last season when he broke out for 29 points against rival Kent State, and established himself as a serious post presence for the Zips. During that game, he scored 15 points in the first half… in just 8 minutes of playing time. That is just one of the reasons why I nominate McKnight to be dubbed The Akron Hammer of college basketball this season. It also helps that he plays for Akron.

However, if any of you readers have other nominations, or any qualms with this selection, feel free to drop some nominees in the comment section — and make a compelling argument for your nominee–  and we might reconsider this year’s Akron Hammer.



Filed under Awards, MAC

4 responses to “The Akron Hammer

  1. The Akron Hammer is actually a sexual postion involving a ball pen hammer, avocados and Lebron James’ Nike shoe.

    Congrats on the new endevor and the SportsNation plug.

  2. I love how you gave this the awards category

  3. Pingback: We’re going streaking through the quad! Come on everybody! « Life Being Husky

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