Big South Player of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – High Point junior forward Arizona Reid (Gaffney, S.C.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played Jan. 8-14, while Coastal Carolina guard Joshua Mack (Hopkinsville, Ky.) received New Balance Freshman of the Week honors, it was announced today by the League office.
Reid averaged 30.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in two Big South wins last week in helping the Panthers to a 3-0 start in Conference play. At VMI, Reid tied his career-high with 32 points in addition to 14 rebounds and 15-of-25 shooting ( =60.0) as the Panthers knocked off the Keydets, 115-104. Saturday vs. UNC Asheville, Reid stopped the Bulldogs’ 29-8 opening rally with a three-pointer, which sparked a 42-5 High Point run that led to HPU’s eventual 26-point win. He finished the game with 29 points and 15 rebounds, and was 3-of-4 from three-point range – matching his season-to-date total. Reid recorded his 500th career rebound at VMI, narrowly reached 1,000 career points vs. Asheville (993), was 27-of-44 from the field ( =61.4), 4-of-4 from the line and averaged 2.0 assists per game.
Mack averaged 15.0 points and 53.6 percent from the field (15-of-28) in three games last week, helping the Chanticleers to two wins. He scored in double figures in each game, including 16 points in Coastal’s first road win of the season at UNC Asheville, Jan. 8. Mack tied his career-high with 19 points vs. Savannah State, Jan. 10, and added 10 points, five assists and three steals in a four-point loss at Radford. On the week, Mack was 10-of-19 from three-point range ( =52.6), 5-of-6 from the line ( =83.3) and averaged 4.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals.
Other Player of the Week nominees for Week 9: Dwayne Jackson (Charleston Southern), Moses Sonko (Coastal Carolina), Chris Oliver (Radford) and Reggie Williams (VMI).
Other Freshman of the Week nominees for Week 9: Eugene Harris (High Point) and Amir Johnson (Radford).