SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Citadel’s Lew Stallworth has repeated as Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after nearly averaging a triple-double for contests from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. The award is selected by the league office.
Stallworth helped the Bulldogs to wins over High Point and Mercer as The Citadel has won four straight and is off to its best eight-game start (6-2) since the 2004-05 season.
In a 112-87 blowout of High Point on Nov. 27, Stallworth scored 14 points and fell one assist shy of his own school record with 12 against Tubby Smith’s squad. He was 6-for-8 from the floor in notching his second points-assists double-double of the season. He also pulled down six rebounds on the day and played just 26 minutes.
The graduate transfer guard from Los Angeles, California, notched his first points-rebounds double-double of the season on Saturday, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as The Citadel won its SoCon opener for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign. Stallworth was 7-for-14 from the floor and dished off five assists.
For the week, he averaged 15.0 points, 8.5 assists and 8.0 rebounds. He had 17 total assists to just six turnovers and shot 59.1 percent (13-for-22) from the floor on the week.
Stallworth is the SoCon’s first back-to-back weekly winner since UNCG’s Darrell Armstrong took the honor on Jan. 24 and 31, 2012. He is the first Citadel player to earn consecutive honors since Regan Truesdale took the first two awards of the 1984-85 season.
The Citadel returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Johnson & Wales at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
Other nominees: Jeromy Rodriguez (ETSU), Jordan Lyons (Furman), Ross Cummings (Mercer), Francis Alonso (UNCG), Ruben Guerrero (Samford), Jerry Johnson Jr. (Chattanooga), Carlos Dotson (Western Carolina) and Fletcher Magee (Wofford).
2018-19 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 13 Josh Sharkey, Samford
Nov. 20 Jordan Lyons, Furman
Nov. 27 Lew Stallworth, The Citadel
Dec. 4 Lew Stallworth, The Citadel