USA South Athletes of the Week - Dec. 8, 2014

USA South Athletes of the Week - Dec. 8, 2014


Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Jamal Pullen, Ferrum - The senior forward from Alexandria, Virginia averaged 27.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per contest in a 1-1 week for the Panthers. In a 76-69 win over Emory & Henry, Pullen totaled 30 points and six rebounds. In an 86-67 loss to nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan, Pullen contributed 25 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist. Also Nominated: Carter Jones, Averett; Christian Ford, Maryville; Chris Meeks, Piedmont; Eric Dortch-Jones, N.C. Wesleyan; Alex Layson, Huntingdon.

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Pat Pickens, Huntingdon - The Anniston, Alabama senior forward averaged a double-double of 21.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game as the Hawks posted a 1-1 record last week. She also added 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per contest last week. In a 77-47 victory over Wesleyan (Ga.), Pickens tallied a double-double with 17 points and a new-program record 20 rebounds. She also added three assists and three steals in the win. In an 86-77 loss to Oglethorpe, Pickens again notched a double-double of 26 points and ten rebounds to go along with four steals and two assists. Also Nominated: Jessica Myers, Averett; Mackenzie Puckett, Maryville; Le'Shaunda Jones, Piedmont; Kenyata Harris, N.C. Wesleyan.


Rookies of the Week

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Kaimonne Douglas, N.C. Wesleyan - The Petersburg, Virginia freshman guard helped the Bishops to a 94-74 victory over USA South foe William Peace in the team's only action last week. Douglas notched 19 points, which included five three-pointers, with one steal in the win. Also Nominated: James Contreras Jr., Averett; Sam Greene, Maryville; Justin Vallejo, Piedmont.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
KeChae Parker, N.C. Wesleyan - The Henderson, North Carolina freshman forward averaged a double-double of 11.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as the Bishops posted a 1-1 record last week. In an 87-77 win over USA South foe William Peace, Parker totaled nine points and 12 rebounds. In a 72-69 loss at Virginia Wesleyan, Parker notched a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds with one assist and one steal. Also Nominated: Samm Chandler, Averett; Zarkia Mattox, Ferrum; Dakota Sullens, Piedmont.

PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.

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