North Carolina-Asheville's J.P. Primm has been chosen as the StatSheet Big South Player of the Week for the week ending March 5th. StatSheet's Big South Freshman of the Week is Charleston Southern's Arlon Harper. Finally, North Carolina-Asheville's Jaron Lane has taken StatSheet's Big South 6th Man of the Week. Primm registered a strong showing in rebounding (3 per game), shooting (50%), and scoring (19.3 pts per game). The North Carolina-Asheville senior put these numbers up in wins versus High Point, Charleston Southern, and Virginia Military Institute.
Primm contributed 15 points and 6 assists in 31 minutes in a big 86-61 win over High Point. He followed that up by leading the team in scoring with 27 points plus an additional 3 assists in a huge 91-64 victory over Charleston Southern. Finally, Primm put up 16 points and 7 assists, closing out the week with an 80-64 win over Virginia Military Institute.
This is the second StatSheet Big South Player of the Week honor for J.P. Primm. He has also come in second once. The runner-up this week is Jeremy Atkinson, a junior from North Carolina-Asheville. Honorable mention goes to North Carolina-Asheville senior Chris Stephenson. The highest ranking player from Virginia Military Institute was Stan Okoye who finished eighth.
StatSheet Big South Freshman of the Week: Charleston Southern's Arlon Harper
Arlon Harper averaged 24 minutes starting both games for Charleston Southern. In an 88-74 win over Liberty, Harper chalked up 18 points and 3 steals. Then in a 91-64 loss to North Carolina-Asheville, he added 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Amazingly, Arlon Harper has won the StatSheet Big South Freshman of the Week 3 times. R.J. Price from Radford grabs runner-up. Devante Wallace from High Point receives honorable mention.
StatSheet Big South 6th Man of the Week: North Carolina-Asheville's Jaron Lane
Jaron Lane, a 6-4 Junior guard, played an average of 25 minutes over the three games for the Bulldogs. In the win against High Point, Lane put up 13 points and 7 rebounds. Then in the victory against Charleston Southern, he racked up 2 points and 3 rebounds. Finally, in the win over Virginia Military Institute, Lane put up 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Jaron Lane has won the StatSheet Big South 6th Man of the Week an amazing 3 times. Our own D.J. Covington is runner up. Amir Celestin, a senior guard from Campbell, earns honorable mention. Virginia Military Institute has won the StatSheet Big South Player of the Week award once this season.
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- Scoring: Tashan Newsome, Gardner-Webb: 21 PPG
- Rebounding: Sam McLaurin, Coastal Carolina: 10 RPG
- Assists: Kierre Greenwood, Coastal Carolina: 8 APG
- Blocked Shots: Eric Griffin, Campbell: 4 BPG
- Free Throws: Jeremy Atkinson, North Carolina-Asheville: 7.33 PPG
- Three Pointers: Saah Nimley, Charleston Southern: 4 TPG
- Steals: Jesse Sanders, Liberty: 4 SPG
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