PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016) - Caltech men's basketball senior Nasser Al-Rayes (Doha, Qatar / American School of Doha) has been named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for Jan. 23.
Al-Rayes was crucial to Caltech's upset of second-ranked University of La Verne on Saturday with an all-around box score of 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. He averaged a double-double with 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over the week's two-game slate thanks to a 16-point, 12-rebound game along with three blocks at third-place Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. The big man had just three turnovers while shooting 50 percent from the field and 57 percent from inside the arc.
Al-Rayes is the first Caltech men's basketball player to receive the honor this season and the third Beaver across all sports this season, joining men's water polo senior Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Junipero Serra) and women's basketball senior Kate Lewis (San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan).