USA South Athletes of the Week - Dec. 14, 2015

USA South Athletes of the Week - Dec. 14, 2015

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
TJ Cox, Covenant - The senior guard from Charlotte, North Carolina scored a career-high 34 points in a 96-81 victory over Birmingham Southern in the team's only contest last week. Cox was 10-of-16 from the field including 6-of-8 from three point territory. He added three assists and one rebound in the win. Also Nominated: Charles Bryant, Averett; Chris Meeks, Piedmont; Mark Wagner, LaGrange; Andre Ashley, Huntingdon; D.J. Weaver, N.C. Wesleyan.

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Brandon McLean, Huntingdon - The Ellenwood, Georgia freshman center averaged 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game as the Hawks posted a 2-0 record last week. In a 73-68 win over Sewanee, McLean posted ten points, four rebounds and one assist. In an 84-80, double overtime, win over Belhaven, McLean totaled five points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Also Nominated: Austin DeLucia, Averett.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Mary Kate Rushton, Piedmont - The Gainesville, Georgia senior post notched a double-double with 22 points and ten rebounds in a 72-67, overtime, victory over USA South foe Huntingdon in the team's only contest last week. Rushton hit a game-tying three-pointer with 13 seconds remaining to force the extra period. She also added one steal and one block in the win. Also Nominated: Allyson Freiermuth, Maryville; Kamerin Williams, Greensboro; Juliette Harp, Huntingdon; Jasmine Canady, Methodist.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Abbey Craven, Piedmont - The Cleveland, Georgia freshman post scored a career-high 15 points in a 72-67, overtime, victory over USA South foe Huntingdon in the team's only contest last week. Craven also added six rebounds and one assist in the win. Also Nominated: Da Jah Joyner, Greensboro; Joanna Smith, Covenant; Alexia Hines, Methodist.

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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