ASU's Wright-Nelson, NGCSU's Carnes Named Basketball Players of the Week
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Devon Wright-Nelson, Augusta State
Fr. • F • Washington, D.C.
It is rare for a player to receive the weekly award based on just one game, but Wright-Nelson did just that after exploding for 28 points and 17 rebounds against Flagler in ASU's only contest of the week. The redshirt freshman hit 11 of 13 shots from the field, including one of two three-pointers, and five of six free throws to set a new career-high. He scored 12 straight as ASU opened the game on a 26-4 run and had 21 of his 28 in the first half. In the second half, he collected 11 of his career-best 17 rebounds, tied for the third highest single-game total in the PBC this year. His efforts have launched him into the PBC's top 20 in scoring. He is also now sixth in the league in rebounding and fifth in free throw percentage.
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Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jaymee Carnes, North Georgia
Soph. • F • Gainesville, Ga.
Carnes had another stellar week in two games, averaging 26.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. The nation's leading scorer began with 29 points, hitting 10 of 15 shots from the floor, with 11 rebounds against Georgia Southwestern. She followed that up with 24 points and 10 boards in a win at Columbus State. The sophomore shot 48% from the field for the week and 77% from the free throw line and added 2.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. Carnes also leads the league and is ranked fourth nationally in blocks, she is also second in the PBC in rebounding. Her 25.8 ppg average is just two-tenths shy of the PBC record for scoring average in a season set by Kennesaw State's Joanna Cuprys in the 1996-97 season.
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