CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Charleston Southern senior guard Jeremy Sexton (Chattanooga, Tenn.) has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while Gardner-Webb forward Jerome Hill (Adel, Ga.) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 14-20, it was announced today by the Conference office.
Sexton averaged 24.5 points, 4.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds in leading the Buccaneers to two victories last week. He opened his week with 15 points and a career-high six steals to help rally CSU past UNC Asheville on Jan. 16. Sexton scored 10 points and recorded three steals after the Bulldogs took a 12-point lead in the second half. On Saturday against High Point, Sexton was near perfect with a career-best 34 points on 12-of-13 shooting from the field -- including 8-of-9 from three-point range. He also grabbed five rebounds and had two steals against the Panthers. For the week, Sexton was 19-of-25 from the field ( =76.0 percent) and 9-of-14 from beyond the arc ( =64.3).
Hill, who entered the week averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds, tallied 10.5 points per game and 7.0 boards last week for the Runnin' Bulldogs. He scored a career-high 15 points in GWU's win over Coastal Carolina on Jan. 16 in which he lifted the ‘Dogs to a 66-65 win with two put-backs in the final 14.3 seconds. Hill added six points and eight rebounds -- including a career-high six offensive boards, in Saturday's one point loss to Radford. For the week, Hill shot 87.5 percent from the field, 70.0 percent from the free throw line and averaged 2.0 steals in the two games.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Trey Freeman (Campbell), Anthony Raffa (Coastal Carolina), Allan Chaney (High Point), Tristan Carey (Longwood), Jordan Downing (Presbyterian), R.J. Price (Radford).
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Adam Weary (High Point), Michael Kessens (Longwood), Ya Ya Anderson (Radford), Will Weeks (UNC Asheville).