Men's Basketball


Hewitt Reels in Third Player of the Week Honor

Hewitt Reels in Third Player of the Week Honor
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Senior guard Brian Hewitt earned his third Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the year after the league office announced this week's recipients Tuesday morning.

Hewitt has been selected for the third time this year, taking the award on weeks two and four of the season.  The 6-3 senior guard from Lexington, Ky. set a new season high with 34 points in the Tornado's 19-point, come-from-behind 70-66 road win against Coker.  He hit north of 50 percent of his shots both from the field and from distance in the win while also leading the team with eight rebounds.

In their 92-81 victory over Belmont Abbey (Jan. 10), Hewitt again led the team in scoring with 23 points and also dished out four assists. In two games last week, he shot .559 from the field and .474 from three-point range. His shooting has helped the Tornado achieve a 13-3 overall record and remain undefeated in league play with a 5-0 mark, prior to Monday's game. He and the Tornado lead the league's west division standings while posting the most three-point makes per game in NCAA Division II.

Following their win over rival Lees-McRae Monday night, they have improved to 14-3 overall and a perfect 6-0 in league play. The Tornado will play Barton College on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center Complex.