CHARLOTTE, N.C. – VMI forward Reggie Williams (Prince George, Va.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played Dec. 18-Jan. 1, while Coastal Carolina guard Joshua Mack (Hopkinsville, Ky.) received New Balance Freshman of the Week honors, it was announced today by the League office.
Williams averaged 28.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games, helping the Keydets to a 1-1 record. He scored 28 points in VMI’s 93-84 win at Richmond, hitting 10-of-15 field goals in addition to five rebounds and two steals. Williams tossed in a team-high 28 points at Penn State on Dec. 30, with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and 7-of-10 free throws against the Nittany Lions. In the two contests, Williams averaged 54.3 percent from the floor (19-of-35), 40.0 percent from three-point range (6-of-15) and 70.6 percent from the foul line (12-of-17), as well as 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals.
Mack averaged 12.0 points in three games for the Chanticleers, scoring in double figures each contest. He had 10 points, four rebounds and three steals vs. College of Charleston, Dec. 18, tallied 14 points, three assists and four three-pointers at Florida State, Dec. 21, and notched 12 points, four assists and hit 57.1 percent from long range (4-of-7) vs. St. Andrews, Dec. 29. Mack was 13-of-35 ( =37.1) from the field and 10-of-24 ( =41.7) from three-point range, in addition to 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
Other Player of the Week nominees for Week 7: Donnell Covington (Charleston Southern), Moses Sonko (Coastal Carolina), Mike Jefferson (High Point), Chris Oliver (Radford) and Torrell Martin (Winthrop).
Other Freshman of the Week nominees for Week 7: Eugene Harris (High Point).