MACON, Ga. — East Tennessee State freshman A.J. Merriweather was named the Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball newcomer of the week Monday.
Lipscomb’s Martin Smith was awarded player of the week honors.
Merriweather averaged a near double-double in the Buccaneers’ two games against Austin Peay and Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-2 guard from Jackson, Tenn., netted 18 points in both contests while shooting 63 percent from the field. He grabbed 11 rebounds in the win over Austin Peay and seven boards in the loss to Georgia Tech.
For the season, Merriweather leads ETSU in rebounding with a 7.4 per game average, and ranks third in scoring with 11.4 points.
This is the first newcomer of the week award for Merriweather.
The Bucs are on a nine-day break for academic finals before returning to the court Dec. 16 against Tusculum at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.