USA South Athletes of the Week - Jan. 21, 2019

USA South Athletes of the Week - Jan. 21, 2019

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
A.J. Frye, N.C. Wesleyan - The junior center from Wilmington, North Carolina averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 14.5 rebounds to go along with 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game as the Battling Bishops posted a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 96-93 win at William Peace, Frye notched a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five assists, two steals and one block. In a 128-123, overtime, victory over Pfeiffer, Frye posted a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds with seven assists and one steal. Also Nominated: Julian Cameron, LaGrange; Timothy Henry, Averett; Carmoni Marks, Greensboro; Taylor Mills, Piedmont; Kaymon Mitchell, Methodist; Tyjarek Simmons, Pfeiffer; Calvin Songster, Maryville; Bailey Spragg, Covenant.

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Nick Clifton, Maryville - The freshman forward from Sylvania, Georgia was a force on the boards as he averaged 11.5 rebounds to go along with 4.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game as the Scots posted a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 78-66 win over Piedmont, Clifton notched career-highs of 12 rebounds, six points, three assists and two steals to go along with one block. In a 68-51 victory over Averett, Clifton totaled 11 rebounds, two points, one assist and one block. Also Nominated: B.J. Barker, Huntingdon; Isaiah Jones, Averett; Messiah Pankey, Brevard.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Kimberly Schuh, Meredith - The Apex, North Carolina sophomore forward notched a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds in a 66-56 victory over USA South foe N.C. Wesleyan in the Avenging Angels' only contest last week. Schuh also added two assists in the win. Also Nominated: Tyzarea Alexander, Methodist; Tamara Blanton, Salem; Annalee Bollinger, Brevard; Brooke Carthon, Averett; T.I. Duncan, Huntingdon; Marilauren Farr, LaGrange; Kayla Johnson, N.C. Wesleyan; Katie Lewis, Greensboro; Amari Price, Piedmont; Joanna Smith, Covenant; Klaire Varney, Maryville.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Brooke Anders, Mary Baldwin -
 The Thomasville, North Carolina freshman guard notched game highs of 21 points and three steals in a 71-63 victory over USA South foe Pfeiffer in the Fighting Squirrels only contest last week. Anders added five rebounds and four assists, without a turnover, in the win. Also Nominated: Caroline Coleman, Meredith; Avery Lockwood, Brevard; Camryn Lunsford, Averett; Brooke McCurdy, Maryville; Ry Whetstone, Huntingdon.

 

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