FGCU's Big Week Earns Clean Sweep of A-Sun Honors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MACON, Ga. - After home wins vs. Miami (Fla.) and Ave Maria, FGCU swept the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball weekly awards, announced by the league office on Tuesday.

The Eagles' Bernard Thompson won his first A-Sun Player of the Week honor after setting new career-highs at No. 9 Duke, while the Newcomer of the Week honors went to Eric McKnight following his 14-point effort against the Hurricanes in front of a record crowd in Alico Arena.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Bernard Thompson, FGCU
(G – So. – Conyers, Ga. – Communications)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor
  • Set a career-highs in points (24) and steals (5) at No. 9 Duke; also tallied six rebounds
  • Added 13 points, four rebounds and four steals in 12-point win vs. Miami
  • Produced 11 points and two assists in win vs. Ave Maria
  • Shot 58.1 percent from the field and 72.7 from three-point land
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Torrey Craig (G, USC Upstate) - Tallied a season-high 27 points at Texas-San Antonio
  • Markeith Cummings (F, Kennesaw State) - Posted 22 points per game including a conference-high 31 vs. Radford
  • Malcolm Smith (G, Lipscomb) - Netted new career-high with 22 points in win at Gardner-Webb
  • Travis Smith (G, Mercer) - Averaged 11 points and four rebounds at Paradise Jam Tournament
  • Adam Pegg (C, Stetson) - Led Hatters to back-to-back 20-point wins for first time since 2000-01 season
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Eric McKnight, FGCU
(F – So. – Raleigh, N.C. – Communications)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week honor
  • Posted 14 points in win vs. Miami with eight rebounds
  • Averaged eight points, six rebounds and two blocks on the week
  • Shot 50 percent from the field on 10-of-20 shooting
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Logan Irwin (G, Stetson) - Tallied 10 points in Hatters' 22-point win vs. Florida A&M
  • Anthony Jr. White (G, Mercer) - Averaged four points and one rebounds at Paradise Jam Tournament
2012 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 13 Aaron Anderson (Kennesaw State) Lester Wilson (ETSU)
Nov. 20 Bernard Thompson (FGCU) Eric McKnight (FGCU)

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