USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 2, 2015

USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 2, 2015

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Simeon Howard, Greensboro - The sophomore guard from Jacksonville, Florida averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assists per contest in a 2-0 week for the Pride versus USA South competition. In a 65-50 win over Ferrum, Howard notched a double-double of 24 points and ten rebounds to go along with two assists and two steals. In a 74-71 win at N.C. Wesleyan, Howard totaled 22 points, including two free-throws with five seconds remaining in the game to help insure the victory, two rebounds and one steal. Also Nominated: Mike Major, Methodist; Jamal Pullen, Ferrum; Shawn Shaffer, William Peace; Charles Bryant, Averett; TJ Cox, Covenant.

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Alexis Wallace, Methodist - The Gastonia, North Carolina sophomore guard averaged a double-double of 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds to go along with 1.3 steals and 1.0 assists per contest in a 2-1 week for the Monarchs versus USA South competition. In a 53-48 loss to nationally-ranked Maryville, Wallace totaled nine points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. In a 76-71 win over N.C. Wesleyan, Wallace notched a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds to go along with one assist and one steal. Finally, in a 74-56 victory over Averett, Wallace again tallied a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two steals and one assist. Also Nominated: Shanita Hampton, Greensboro; Jacole Hairston, Ferrum; Alex Bond, Maryville; Samm Chandler, Averett.

 

Rookies of the Week

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Joseph Gatling, Greensboro - The freshman guard from Columbia, South Carolina averaged 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assists per contest in a 2-0 week for the Pride versus USA South competition. In a 65-50 win over Ferrum, Gatling contributed 11 points, six rebounds and two steals. In a 74-71 win at N.C. Wesleyan, Gatling totaled 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Also Nominated: James Contreras Jr., Averett.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Samm Chandler, Averett - The Burnsville, North Carolina freshman guard averaged 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assists in a 0-2 week for the Cougars versus USA South competition. In an 81-79 loss to Greensboro, Chandler notched a double-double of a career-high 30 points with ten rebounds to go along with one steal. In a 74-56 loss at Methodist, Chandler scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. Also Nominated: Azha McNiel, Greensboro; Zarkia Mattox, Ferrum; Rachel Hawn, Maryville.


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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