Athlete of the Week
by Jon Wagner
Dec 30, 2008 | 6798 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mike Liander

(Forward, Queens College Basketball)

It’s been a tough start to the season for the Queens College men’s basketball team (2-8, 0-3 ECC), but one bright spot for the Knights last week was 6-foot-4 forward Mike Liander, who was named the East Coast Conference Player Of The Week on Monday, December 22nd.

Liander was very impressive at the ECAC Holiday Classic at Caldwell College in New Jersey, December 20-21. The senior forward from Elmhurst came off the bench to score a team-high 19 points on 9 of 14 shooting from the field, while grabbing 12 rebounds, in just 23 minutes, in a 73-70 loss to Felician.

Getting the start the next day, in a 77-75 overtime loss to Caldwell College, Liander poured in a game-high 31 points, making 12 of 20 field goal attempts, including 5 of 10 three-pointers.

Liander leads the Knights with 7.0 rebounds per game and his 13.6 points per game is second only to teammate Khaleef Allicott’s 14.2 ppg.

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