Hanson Named Southern Conference Player of the Week
Playing in his final game at Hanner Fieldhouse, Hanson poured in a career-high 39 points against Elon last Thursday. He made 13 field goals, including nine from beyond three-point range. He became the first Eagle to reach the 30-point plateau since Donte Gennie scored 30 against The Citadel on February 19, 2007. Hanson followed that performance with 20 points, 14 in the second half, against UNC Greensboro Monday night.
The Fort Worth, Texas, native is second in the league with 3.2 made three-pointers per game and ranks third in three-point field goal percentage (.421). His numbers rank 20th nationally in both categories. Hanson averaged 13.5 points per game during the regular season, the ninth-best average in the conference. With 98 three-point baskets made during the 2009-10 season, Hanson is second on the GSU single-season list behind only Elton Nesbit (103). He is tied for fifth on the Eagle career list with 181 in two years at Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern (9-22, 6-12 SoCon) takes on Chattanooga (14-17, 6-12) Friday night in opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament at Bojangles Coliseum. The game will tip-off at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Other top performers in the Southern Conference included Appalachian State's Donald Sims, College of Charleston's Andrew Goudelock, The Citadel's Harrison DuPont, Davidson's JP Kuhlman, Furman's Jordan Miller, , UNC Greensboro's Ben Stywall, Chattanooga's Ricky Taylor, Western Carolina's Brigham Waginger and Wofford's Noah Dahlman.
SoCon Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 17 - Josh Bonney, Elon
Nov. 24 - Amu Saaka, Furman
Dec. 1 - Noah Dahlman, Wofford
Dec. 8 - Jeremy Simmons, Coll. of Charleston
Dec. 15 - Mike Williams, Western Carolina
Dec. 22 - Noah Dahlman, Wofford
Jan. 5 - Andrew Goudelock, Coll. of Charleston
Jan. 12 - Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Jan. 19 - Cameron Wells, The Citadel
Jan. 26 - Andrew Goudelock, Coll. of Charleston
Feb. 2 - Ty Patterson, Chattanooga
Feb. 9 - Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Feb. 16 - Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Feb. 23 - Jeremy Simmons, Coll. of Charleston
March 2 - Antonio Hanson, Georgia Southern
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2010 13:27