CCU’s Wilson a slam dunk for Big South weekly honor

ccuhoops-Wilson_Elijah_16Presbyterian_1Coastal Carolina junior guard Elijah Wilson has been named the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Liberty guard Caleb Homesley has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 25-31, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Wilson averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, shot 56.7 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from long range to earn his first career Player of the Week award and lead the Chanticleers to two wins last week.  Against conference leader UNC Asheville last Wednesday, Wilson scored a game-high 23 points in the victory – including all five of CCU’s overtime points.
On Saturday against Campbell, he scored 21 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers while also controlling eight rebounds.  Wilson had 16 points after halftime during Coastal’s game-defining 38-7 run in the first 10 minutes of the second stanza.

The Wilmington, N.C., native is the second Chanticleer to earn the Big South Player of the Week honor this season, joining Badou Diagne (week ending Dec. 22). Wilson, who garnered three Freshman of the Week honors during his rookie campaign, is only the fourth Coastal student-athlete to earn league Player of the Week honors since the 2012-13 season.

Coastal returns to the hardwood Wednesday evening at Presbyterian College for a 7 p.m. tipoff against the Blue Hose.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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