A-Sun Men's Basketball Honors Given to Perez and Hurt

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Stetson's Chris Perez and Lipscomb's Stephen Hurt were named the Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Weekly Award winners, announced Tuesday by the league office.

Perez guided the Hatters to two conference wins by averaging nearly 20 points per contest with an efficient shooting percentage (.615). Hurt continued to dominate the glass as he averaged 17.7 PPG and 8.7 RPG with two double-doubles in league play.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Chris Perez, Stetson
(G – Jr. – Santiago, D.R. – Elementary Education)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor
  • Guided Hatters to 2-1 week by averaging 19.7 PPG, 5 RPG and 2 APG
  • Posted season-high 23 points in nine-point win vs. Jacksonville
  • Added 19 points, six rebounds and three steals in victory at Kennesaw State
  • Shot 61.5 percent from the field on 24-of-39
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Parker Smith (G, North Florida) - Connected on 9-of-10 three pointers in win at Stetson for 33 points
  • Delbert Love (G, Kennesaw State) - Tallied a career-high 32 points in win vs. Mercer with four three-pointers
  • Eshaunte Jones (F, Northern Kentucky) - Scored 19 points in a win at North Florida with nine rebounds
  • Travis Smith (G, Mercer) - Netted 21 points in Mercer's OT victory against FGCU
  • Chase Fieler (F, FGCU) - Reached double figures in all three games for the Eagles; averaged 13.7 PPG
  • Glenn Powell (F, Jacksonville) - Averaged 16 PPG, 5.7 RPG and 2 BPG in three contests
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Stephen Hurt, Lipscomb
(C – Fr. – Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
  • Third Career Newcomer of the Week honor
  • Scored a career-high 30 points at Jacksonville; added 11 rebounds
  • Posted another double-double vs. ETSU with 17 points and 13 rebounds
  • Averaged 17.7 PPG, 8.7 RPG and shot 57.1 percent from the field
  • Made 21-of-24 free throw attempts for 87.5 percent
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Beau Beech (G, North Florida) - Posted three-straight double-digit point games for UNF
  • Anthony White Jr. (G, Mercer) - Averaged 5.5 points with two three pointers made
  • Eric McKnight (F, FGCU) - Had at least six rebounds in all three games this week; averaged 6.7 PPG
2012-13 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)
Nov. 27 Sherwood Brown (FGCU) Lester Wilson (ETSU)
Dec. 4 Parker Smith (North Florida) BaeBae Daniels (North Florida)
Dec. 11 Torrey Craig (USC Upstate) Khion Sankey (Lipscomb)
Dec. 18 Langston Hall (Mercer) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)
Dec. 26 Travis Wallace (North Florida) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)
Jan. 1 Travis Smith (Mercer) Beau Beech (North Florida)
Jan. 8 Chris Perez (Stetson) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)

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