BURLINGTON, Ont. – Manny Diressa has been named Investors Group Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by 2XU, for the period ending January 23, 2018.
Male Athlete of the Week – Manny Diressa (Toronto, Ont.) – 5th Year – Ryerson Rams
Ryerson’s Manny Diressa was unstoppable from the floor this week, collecting 77 points and 23 rebounds in a pair of Rams wins, en route to collecting OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
To start the week, Diressa came up just shy of breaking the Ryerson and OUA scoring record (52) when he poured in a monstrous 50 points in Wednesday's win over York. Diressa also had 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks, while pouring in double digit connections from downtown (10-20 3PT%), in an all-around impressive performance.
Two days later, Diressa followed up his career day by notching 27 points, eight rebounds, and three assists as the Rams defeated the Queen's Gaels. The fifth year guard now sits second in the OUA scoring race, averaging 23.7 points per game this season.