Waubonsee’s Fernandez takes Region IV Player of the Week for men’s hoops

By on January 27, 2011

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College men’s basketball player Danny Fernandez was named the NJCAA Region IV Division II District B Player of the Week for the third week of January. Fernandez set a Waubonsee record by making eight baskets from three-point range en route to scoring a collegiate career high of 24 points in the Chiefs’ 85-45 victory over Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference foe Oakton Community College.

The 5’9” guard made his last seven attempts from long range and finished the game 8 of 10 from beyond the arc. Fernandez also dished out three assists, grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and recorded a steal in the Chiefs’ (12-8, 3-2) lopsided win. In Waubonsee’s last three contests, the graduate of Sunset Senior High School in Miami, has nailed 14 treys while averaging 16 points-per-game.

Fernandez, who missed five games in late November and early December with a deep bruise in his right bicep, was averaging just 4.7 points-per-game prior to his recent hot streak. The sophomore tallied more points (48) in the last three games than he did in the previous 10 contests (47) he competed in this season.