USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 4, 2019

USA South Athletes of the Week - Feb. 4, 2019

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Emier Bowman, Maryville - The senior forward from Dalton, Georgia averaged 26.5 points, 8.0 rebounds. 4.0 steals, 3.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per game as the Scots posted a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 93-57 win over William Peace, Bowman totaled 35 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist. In an 85-60 victory over Pfeiffer, Bowman posted 18 points, nine rebounds, six steals, five blocks and four assists. Also Nominated: Chris Braswell, N.C. Wesleyan; Dante Burden, Methodist; Torell Carter, Berea; Will Crumly, Covenant; Isaiah Jones, Averett; Levi Lamb, Brevard; Kyante Pines, Huntingdon; Travis Thompson, LaGrange. 

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Isaiah Jones, Averett - The freshman forward from Wake Forest, North Carolina averaged 21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game as the Cougars posted a 2-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 69-61 win over Greensboro, Jones posted 19 points, six rebounds and two blocks. In an 81-66 victory over Piedmont, Jones notched a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds to go along with two steals, two blocks and one assist. Also Nominated: Isaac Caudill, Berea; B.J. Barker, Huntingdon; Nick Clifton, Maryville; Daevon Platt, Covenant.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
A'Liyah Woods, Greensboro - The Gastonia, North Carolina senior guard averaged a double-double of 15.7 points and 10.3 rebounds to go along with 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game as the Pride posted a 3-0 record last week versus USA South competition. In a 61-56 win over Meredith, Woods notched a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds to go along with one assist and one steal. In an 86-54 victory over Salem, Woods totaled 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Finally, in a 71-55 win over Methodist, Woods posted a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two assists and one steal. Also Nominated: Brooke Carthon, Averett; Libby Gardner, Maryville; Kayla Goldsmith, Methodist; Nadiya Holley, N.C. Wesleyan; Briana Lanham, Berea; Jahpera McEachin, LaGrange; Amari Price, Piedmont; Shaonica Thomas, Huntingdon; Ty'She Washington, Brevard; Kimberly Schuh, Meredith.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Hope Franklin, Piedmont -
 The Blue Ridge, Georgia freshman forward averaged 9.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last week as the Lions posted a 2-1 record against USA South competition. In an 83-15 win over Wesleyan, Franklin played just six minutes and totaled four points, three rebounds and one block. In an 89-56 victory over Covenant, Franklin totaled 13 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal. Finally, in a 75-59 loss to Huntingdon, Franklin notched a double-double of ten points and 14 rebounds to go along with one assist and one block. Also Nominated: Camryn Lunsford, Averett; Brooke McCurdy, Maryville; Leah Parker, Berea; 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.