SPARTANBURG, S.C. – ETSU guard Desonta Bradford has been named the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for all contests from Jan. 23-29. The award is selected by the league office.
Bradford averaged 18.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to help the Bucs to a 3-0 week that extended their current winning streak to 13 games, tied for the SoCon’s longest since Davidson won 17 straight in 2012-13.
Bradford opened his week with 15 points, nine assists and six rebounds in ETSU’s 84-75 win over Mercer on Wednesday and followed that up with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Bucs’ 75-62 victory in a showdown at Wofford on Saturday.
The senior from Humboldt, Tennessee, wrapped up his week with 23 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season in Monday’s 73-71 win at The Citadel.
For the week, Bradford shot 53.1 percent from the floor (17-for-32) and was 17-for-19 (89.5 percent) from the free-throw line. He had 13 total assists to just five turnovers and added four steals.
ETSU (19-4, 10-0 SoCon), which is No. 5 in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25, hosts Samford (8-15, 4-6 SoCon) on Thursday at Freedom Hall Civic Center at 7 p.m.
Other nominees: Zane Najdawi (The Citadel), John Davis III (Furman), Desmond Ringer (Mercer), Francis Alonso (UNCG), Demetrius Denzel-Dyson (Samford), Nat Dixon (Chattanooga), Bubba Parham (VMI), Mike Amius (Western Carolina) and Fletcher Magee (Wofford).
2017-18 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 Ria’n Holland, Mercer
Nov. 21 Fletcher Magee, Wofford
Nov. 28 Devin Sibley, Furman
Dec. 5 Francis Alonso, UNCG
Dec. 12 Fletcher Magee, Wofford
Dec. 19 Marvin Smith, UNCG
Jan. 2 Cameron Jackson, Wofford
Jan. 9 Peter Jurkin, ETSU
Jan. 16 Zane Najdawi, The Citadel
Jan. 23 Justin Coleman, Samford
Jan. 30 Desonta Bradford, ETSU