Coastal’s Wilson named Big South freshman of week

ccuhoops-wilsonmugFreshman guard Elijah Wilson of the Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team was named the Crons Brand Big South  Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

The honor is Wilson’s first weekly honor in a Coastal uniform and it is the first Freshman of the Week honor for a Coastal men’s basketball player since Feb. 11, 2013 when Michel Enanga was given the award. Wilson shares the honor with VMI guard QJ Peterson.

Wilson averaged 19.0 points per game while shooting 61.8 percent from the field (21-of-34) and 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range this past week. He was nearly perfect at the free throw line hitting 8-of-9 attempts. He also picked up 3.3 rebounds per game.

Wilson opened his week with a game-high 25 points at Minnesota, as he was 10-of-14 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range. He tallied 10 markers, five rebounds and was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in CCU’s win over St. Francis Brooklyn, and he ended his week with 22 points on 9-of-13 from the field against Louisiana. He also had two steals in the game.

The Chants return to action Friday at 7 p.m. as they travel to Clemson for an in-state battle.

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