Johnson and Smith Open A-Sun Play with Weekly Honors

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

MACON, Ga. - Belmont's Kerron Johnson and Lipscomb's Malcolm Smith opened Atlantic Sun Conference play with impressive performances to win the league's weekly awards. Both set career-highs in points against Mercer, while Johnson passed out 10 assists against Kennesaw State and Smith secured his first double-double against the Owls.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Kerron Johnson, Belmont
(Jr. – Guard – Huntsville, Ala. – Business Administration)
  • Second Career Player of the Week award; second this season
  • Scored a career-high 25 points in four-point win vs. Mercer
  • Set a Curb Event Center record with 16 made free throws
  • Registered first career double-double vs. Kennesaw State with 13 points and 10 assists
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Markeith Cummings (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Averaged 18.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG and 3.5 APG in two road contests
  • Langston Hall (So., Mercer) – Tallied 23 points at Belmont; led Bears to win at Lipscomb
  • Sherwood Brown (Jr., FGCU) – Scored a game-high 20 points in conference-opening win vs. ETSU
  • Torrey Craig (So., USC Upstate) – Registered winning basket vs. Jacksonville State; averaged 24 points and nine rebounds on the week
  • Andy Diaz (Jr., North Florida) – Guided Ospreys to pair of wins; set season-highs in points (18) and rebounds (9)
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Malcolm Smith, Lipscomb
(Fr. – Forward – Clarksville, Tenn. – Undeclared)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Amassed 22 points vs. Mercer to set a career-high on 10-of-10 at charity stripe
  • Notched first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. KSU
  • On the week, averaged 19.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG on 59.1 FG% and 85.7 FT%
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Brett Comer (Fr., FGCU) – Dished out 10 assists vs. ETSU; ranks 5th nationally amongst freshmen in APG (5.4)
2011-12 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 15 Kerron Johnson (Belmont)
Adam Pegg (Stetson)
Nov. 22 Ricardo Glenn (USC Upstate)
Brett Comer (FGCU)
Nov. 29 Marcus Dubose (ETSU)
Zavion Williams (Lipscomb)
Dec. 6 Kerron Johnson (Belmont)
Malcom Smith (Lipscomb)

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