Wooten Claims POTW Honor After Eclipsing 1000-Point Mark

Monday, February 05, 2007

MACON, Ga. – Junior Ronell Wooten continued his recent standout play, joining Kennesaw State’s 1000-Point Club and earning Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Wooten had a stellar week as he led the Owls to a 2-0 record and big wins over Campbell and Gardner-Webb. In Friday night's A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week, the Statesboro, Ga., native got it done on both ends of the court, scoring 21 points to go with a season-high six steals. In that game, the forward became the ninth player in school history to eclipse the 1000-point barrier. Then on Sunday against Gardner-Webb, he finished with 22 points and five rebounds. The Sports Management major started the game with 20 first-half points including five three pointers.

For the year, Wooten ranks second in the A-Sun with his 2.58 three-pointers per game and eighth in scoring at 14.5 points per game.

The Atlantic Sun Conference hands out Player of the Week awards weekly during the 2006-07 men’s basketball campaign.

The 12-member league headquartered in Macon, Ga., consists of Belmont, Campbell, ETSU, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, UNF and Stetson with Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate beginning competition in 2007-08.

• Brian Fisk, Lipscomb
(Sr. – G – Newbern, Tenn. – Psychology Major)
Scored season-high 30 points at Stetson

• Tyronne Curnell, Jacksonville
(Fr. – F – Orlando, Fla. – Undecided Major)
Posted first career double-double in win over rival UNF

• Boomer Herndon, Belmont
(Sr. – C – Nashville, Tenn. – Communication Studies Major)
Averaged 16.0 ppg in 2-0 week for the Bruins

• Jonathan Rodriguez, Campbell
(Fr. – F – Miami, Fla. – Sports Management Program)
Set CU freshman single season scoring record