Big South Co-Players of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – High Point forward Arizona Reid (Gaffney, S.C.) and Winthrop guard Torrell Martin (Columbia, S.C.) have been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Co-Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played Dec. 4-10, while Winthrop guard Kyle Moore (Gainesville, Fla.) received New Balance Freshman of the Week honors, it was announced today by the League office.
Reid averaged 21.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 50.9 percent from the field (29-of-57) in helping the Panthers to a 2-1 record in a busy week. He opened the week with 22 points and nine rebounds in HPU’s win over Elon, in addition to shooting 56.3 percent from the floor (9-of-16). Against Longwood, he posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while scoring the game-winning basket with :05 seconds left. At No. 3 North Carolina, Reid led all scorers with 26 points on 13-of-23 from the field ( =56.5) and grabbed eight rebounds.
Martin averaged 18.0 points and 52.0 percent from the floor in two games last week. He scored a season-high 31 points at No. 11 Wisconsin, hitting 11-of-18 field goals ( =61.1), including 7-of-11 from beyond the arc (= 63.6), as Winthrop nearly pulled the upset over the Badgers. His seven three-pointers set a Kohl Center record for most three-point field goals by one player. He also doled out four assists and two steals in the game. Martin finished the week averaging 47.1 percent from long-range in addition to 3.5 rebounds.
Moore, a walk-on for the Eagles who averaged 5.0 minutes, saw a season-high 28 minutes of action at Wisconsin as the Eagles were without starting point guard Chris Gaynor. Moore scored a season-high nine points and dished out four assists while not committing a single turnover. He connected on all three of his three-point attempts. Against Limestone Saturday, Moore scored five points in 21 minutes of action, with four helpers and three rebounds.
Other Player of the Week nominees for Week 5: Moses Sonko (Coastal Carolina), Larry Blair (Liberty), K.J. Gardland (UNC Asheville), Chris Oliver (Radford) and Reggie Williams (VMI).
Other Freshman of the Week nominees for Week 5: Joshua Mack (Coastal Carolina), B.J. Jenkins (Liberty) and Amir Johnson (Radford).