Granberry Nets MVP in Cancun, Wins Weekly Honor

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MACON, Ga. – UNF’s Jerron Granberry paced the Ospreys to a title in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge while USC Upstate’s Babatunde Olumuyiwa etched his name in the Atlantic Sun and Spartan record books to earn the league’s weekly awards, the conference announced on Tuesday.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jerron Granberry, UNF (G – Jr. – Sanford, Fla. – Sport Management)

  • First A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Earned Cancun Challenge MVP and All-Tournament honors after leading UNF to title of the Mayan Division
  • Tallied first career 20-point performance in opener vs Prairie View A&M
  • Shot 7-for-8 from the field, including 6-for-6 on 3-point tries and had five rebounds
  • Scored 8 points and had team high seven rebounds and 4 assists in championship game vs Morgan State

 OTHER NOMINEES:

 

  • Anthony Banks (So., FGCU) – Banks had game-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds against ACC foe Miami. Nine offensive rebounds to equal his career-best.
  • Brandon Barnes (Fr., Lipscomb) – Scored 25 points in 25 minutes against UT Martin. Hit his final 10 field goals. Scored most points by a Lipscomb freshman in more than six years.
  • Spencer Dixon (Jr., Kennesaw State) –Averaged 14.7 points per game, 3.3 rebounds and three assists in three contests, registered a 23-point effort against Northern Arizona,
  • Lorne Merthie (Jr., Campbell) – Scored 19, grabbed career-high eight boards against Longwood. Added season-high 23 points and career-high eight assists against Johnson C. Smith.
  • Scott Saunders (Jr., Belmont) –Scored nine points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds against defending Big South Champion Winthrop and scored 14 against Tennessee State.
  • Jeff Smith (Sr., Mercer) –In three games at Legends Classic, Smith averaged 17.0 points, 4.3 assists per game and shot 50 percent from the field; Named to All-tournament team

NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Babatunde Olumuyiwa, USC Upstate (F/C – Fr. – Athens, Ga. – Undeclared)

  • First A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award
  • In two games averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per game.
  • Tallied 16 points (career-high) in Upstate’s thrilling 93-91 2OT victory over UNC Asheville
  • Finished with a career-best nine rebounds to go along with six blocks.
  • At South Carolina, nearly recorded a double-double (11 points, 9 blocks).
  • Nine blocks set the single-game record by an Upstate player
  • Tied a single-game conference mark (sixth to record nine blocks).
  • Nine-block performance is the third-highest single-game total against the Gamecocks.

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Aaron Anderson (So., Kennesaw State) – Averaged 6.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in three games last week.
  • Chase Fieler (Fr., FGCU) – Set season-highs for points (11), rebounds (5) and minutes played (31) against Miami. All three field goals in the game came from beyond the arc.
  • Marvelle Harris (Fr., Campbell) – Hit season highs in points (16), rebounds (8) and blocked shots (4) in Campbell’s 77-64 win against Johnson C. Smith. He made 8-of-8 from the floor.
  • J.J. Mann (Fr., Belmont) – Established career-highs in scoring in three straight games: 12 against Marist, 12 and a career-high nine rebounds vs. Winthrop and 13 at Tennessee State.
  • Jimmy Williams (Jr., UNF) – Earned All-Tournament honors at the Cancun Challenge... Scored career high 19 points vs Prairie View, going 6-for-7 from the floor.

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