CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern guard Christian Keeling has been named the Come Ready Nutrition Big South Conference Freshman of the Week for the fifth time, the league office announced Monday.
Keeling averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game to help CSU split its two contests last week. The Augusta, Ga., product posted his seventh 20-point game of the campaign, with 22 points, to help power the Bucs to an overtime win over Presbyterian on Saturday. Keeling hit four clutch free throws in the final 15 seconds to allow CSU to seal its 12th consecutive win in the series.
Keeling also earned Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 23, Jan. 16, Dec. 19 and Nov. 28. He continues to pace all Big South freshmen in scoring (16.7 PPG – 5th overall) and rebounding (6.5 – 7th overall).
Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson was named the Big South Player of the Week. Johnson averaged 31 points in two wins as the Eagles held onto a share of first-place with Liberty and UNC Asheville.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: LaQuincy Rideau (Gardner-Webb), Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz, (Liberty), Khris Lane (Longwood) and Ahmad Thomas (UNC Asheville)
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (Liberty) and MaCio Teague (UNC Asheville)