StatSheet Sun Belt Players of the Week - January 14th, 2013

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Greg Gantt from Florida Atlantic has been selected for StatSheet's Sun Belt Player of the Week for January 14th. Louisiana's Shawn Long has been recognized as StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week.

Gantt led the entire Sun Belt in scoring (22.5 pts per game). He also tallied 3.5 rebounds per game and 50% shooting. The Florida Atlantic senior played well for the Owls in a win versus Western Kentucky and a loss to Middle Tennessee State.

Gantt led scoring for the Owls with 23 points on 53% shooting in a 62-52 loss to Middle Tennessee State. In the next game he led all scoring with 22 points and added 3 assists in a narrow 65-62 win over Western Kentucky.

This is one of three StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week honors for Greg Gantt. He has also received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Amos Olatayo, a junior from Louisiana-Monroe. Honorable mention goes to Marcos Knight, a senior from Middle Tennessee State. The highest ranking player from Western Kentucky was George Fant who finished seventh.

StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week: Louisiana's Shawn Long

Shawn Long played an average of 44 minutes starting both games for Louisiana. He bested all Sun Belt freshmen in both rebounding (15.0 per game) and blocked shots (2.5 per game). In a 91-89 loss to South Alabama, Long led the Ragin Cajuns in rebounding with 14 and added 5 blocked shots. Following that in a thin 61-56 win against Arkansas State, he led scoring with 17 points and rebounding with 16.

This is the second StatSheet Sun Belt Freshman of the Week award for Shawn Long. The runner-up is Stefan Moody from Florida Atlantic. James White from Arkansas-Little Rock takes honorable mention. The highest ranking freshman from Western Kentucky was Percy Blade who finished 10th. Western Kentucky has one StatSheet Sun Belt Player of the Week win this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Greg Gantt, Florida Atlantic: 22.5 PPG
  • Rebounding: Shawn Long, Louisiana: 15 RPG
  • Assists: Josh Hagins, Arkansas-Little Rock: 7.5 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Kelvin Penn, Florida Atlantic: 4 BPG
  • Free Throws: Augustine Rubit, South Alabama: 9 PPG
  • Three Pointers: T.J. Price, Western Kentucky: 4 TPG
  • Steals: Leroy Isler, Arkansas-Little Rock: 4 SPG

Tags: George Fant, Percy Blade, T.J. Price

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1 Georgia State 25-9 17-1
 2WKU 20-12 12-6
3 Louisiana 23-12 11-7
4 Arkansas State 19-13 10-8
5 Texas-Arlington 15-17 9-9
5 UALR 15-17 9-9
7 ULM 10-17 7-11
8 Troy 11-20 6-12
9 South Alabama 11-20 5-13
10 Texas State 8-23 4-14
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2013-2014 Roster

#11 Aaron Adeoye Jr F 6-7 237
#15 O`Karo Akamune Sr F 6-7 210
#10 Caden Dickerson Sr G 6-5 205
#44 George Fant Jr F 6-6 245
#12 Brandon Harris Sr G 6-1 173
#51 C. Harrison-Docks Fr G 5-11 170
#0 Payton Hulsey Fr G 6-5 206
#3 Trency Jackson Jr G 6-2 190
#1 Kevin Kaspar Jr G 6-0 176
#14 Ben Lawson Fr F 7-0 210
#2 Brandon Price Fr G 5-9 155
#52 T.J. Price Jr G 6-4 215
#20 Aleksej Rostov So C 6-10 235
#21 Nigel Snipes So F 6-6 215
#33 Daouda Soumaoro So C 6-9 235