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For Second Time in Recent Weeks, MDC Student Athlete Named NJCAA Division 1 Player of the Week

Trevor Mbwake

Miami, February 12, 2009 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Trevor Mbwake has been selected as the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games Feb. 1 through Feb. 8. The week before, MDC’s Kquanise Byrd was NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
Mbwake, a 6'8" forward from St. Paul, Minn., is the Division I Player of the Week after posting two dominating double-double performances for No. 3 MDC. He posted his eighth double-double of the season on Feb. 4 when he scored 18 points with 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a 102-70 win over Broward College. He then got his ninth double-double on Feb. 7 with 25 points and 19 rebounds to go along with another four assists and three blocks in an 88-85 victory over Palm Beach College. Mbwake shot 63 percent (14-22) from the field on the week and 75 percent (15-20) from the free throw line.

Mbakwe has committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2009-2010 year. He joins a storied tradition going back four decades of MDC student athletes transferring to top schools and enjoying success in the upper divisions and at the professional level.

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