Coastal’s Shaw honored as Sun Belt Player of the Week

ccuhoops-jaylen-shawIn a season of firsts for Coastal Carolina, the men’s basketball team had another as junior guard Jaylen Shaw became the first men’s basketball player to be named the Sun Belt Player of the Week.

The Hartsville native led the Chanticleers to a couple of Sun Belt victories over the past week.  Shaw scored 24 points to lead CCU to a solid 80-65 win over Arkansas State.

The 24 points represented a career-high for Shaw, and he reached the point total by knocking down nine of his 12 field goal attempts, including going five-for-six on three point field goals. He also had a game-high five assists and pulled down three rebounds, all in 30 minutes of action.

Shaw was not done.  He followed that game with a 16-point performance in leading the Chants to a narrow 66-63 win over last season’s Sun Belt Champion, Little Rock. He was seven-of-15 from the field and chipped in with another career-high, eight rebounds.  For good measure he added two assists and a steal in the win.

On the week, Shaw shot 59 percent from the field and 67 percent from beyond the three point line in averaging 20 points per game.

On the season Shaw has his scoring average up to 14 points and averages three rebounds per game. He continues to be among the top five passers in the conference averaging 4.4 assists each outing.

– Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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