Funk Named Patriot League Player of the Week
After leading the Army West Point Men's Basketball team to a 2-0-week, firstie point guard Tommy Funk became the first Cadet this season to be named the Patriot League Player of the Week.
Over the two-game stretch, Funk averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game while shooting the ball at a 43-percent clip from the field. The senior captain also posted a 9.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Thursday's 79-67 road win over Holy Cross marked his 110th consecutive game played and started for the Black Knights. He went 8-of-18 from the field opposite the Crusaders and finished second on the team with 18 points. Funk additionally reeled in four boards and dished out seven assists with just two turnovers.
He followed that outing with another 18-point performance to help Army capture an 81-80 come-from-behind home win against Loyola over the weekend. Funk was the team's top scorer and he extended his double-digit scoring streak to 13 games, which is the longest by a cadet in a single season since 2016.
The Warrington, Pa., native also added 11 assists to his stat line en route to recording his second double-double of the season. What stood out most was his play in second half as he scored 15 of his 18 points in the stanza to help spark the comeback. Five of his six second-half helpers came in the closing six minutes as Army erased a 15-point deficit to secure the win.
Funk currently sits second in the Patriot League in all-time assists with 627, 34 away from claiming the top spot. He also continues to climb Army's all-time scoring list as he ranks 19th in program history in career points with 1,267. Read more.