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Drammeh is Big West Player of the Week

Big shots in a big game earned University of Hawai’i guard Sheriff Drammeh the Big West Conference Player of the Week award on Monday.

Drammeh, a 6-3 junior, scored 20 points and produced two crucial plays in the final minute to lead the Rainbow Warriors to a thrilling 70-69 win over Utah Valley on Sunday.

He shot 4 of 8 from 3-point range, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 37 seconds remaining. On Utah Valley’s final possession of the game, Drammeh tipped away an inbounds pass to preserve the victory.

It is the first career Big West Conference award for Drammeh, and the first for a Hawai’i player this season.

Here is the official announcement from www.bigwest.org

Drammeh Scores Career-High In Win Over Utah Valley

12/18/2017

SHERIFF DRAMMEH, HAWAI‘I
Junior • Guard • Stockholm, Sweden • Igelstavikens Gymnasium

➜ Drammeh earned his first career Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award with a solid performance against Utah Valley on Sunday.

➜ The 6-3 guard scored a career-high 20 points in the 70-69 victory over the Wolverines.

➜ Drammeh drained the game-winning shot which improved UH’s record to 7-2. With the Warriors trailing by one, he knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer with 37 seconds remaining.

➜ That trey was one of a career-high tying four the Swede made in eight attempts from distance. He hit 6-of-13 shots overall from the field.

➜ Drammeh, who played 33 minutes, added four rebounds, two assists and a steal as he helped UH improve to 7-1 at home this season.

➜ He also played a significant role on the defensive end, helping limit Utah Valley to just 36 percent shooting.

➜ Drammeh’s effort helped give UH a win over a top-75 team in the NCAA RPI, as Utah Valley enters Monday ranked No. 74.

Others nominated: Kyle Allman, Jr. (Cal State Fullerton); DJ Sylvester (UC Riverside)

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