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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Blackwell earns weekly award
By ED ODEVEN
Sendai 89ers guard/forward Ryan Blackwell, who helped his team earn a two-game sweep over the Rizing Fukuoka last weekend, is the Circle K Sunkus Player of the Week, the bj-league announced on Tuesday. Blackwell, averaging 17.8 points per game in 18 starts, maximized his productivity in the home series, scoring 27 points in 27 minutes in Sendai's 104-85 triumph on Saturday and added 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals. A day earlier, he had 18 points in 28 minutes and also had six rebounds, seven assists and a steal as the 89ers recorded a 105-91 victory.