Troy’s Wesley Person Named Sun Belt Student-Athlete of the Week

Troy sophomore Wesley Person has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Person led the conference in scoring last week as he averaged 29 points in Troy’s two road games.

 

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Troy’s Wesley Person Named Sun Belt Student-Athlete of the Week

 

TROY, Alabama – Troy sophomore Wesley Person has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Person led the conference in scoring last week as he averaged 29 points in Troy’s two road games.

 

The award is the first of Person’s career and the second by a Trojan this year after freshman Jordon Varnado won the first weekly honor of the season.

 

Person accounted for 43 percent of Troy’s points on the week as he scored 28 of Troy’s 61 points at South Alabama and 30 of the Trojans’ 74 points at Appalachian State. The native of Brantley, Ala., tied a season high with his scoring effort at South Alabama before setting a new mark with his tally against the Mountaineers on Saturday.

 

Person, who ranks 15th nationally with 3.22 3-pointers per game, connected on 55.3 percent (21-of-38) of his field goal attempts and 40.9 percent (9-of-22) of his 3-point attempts on the week. He moved into seventh place on the Troy single-season list with 87 3-pointers on the year and is just 12 3-pointers shy of setting Troy’s Division I single-season record.

 

With a 3-pointer in each game last week, Person extended his streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 56 games, which is the longest active streak on the country.

 

The Trojans wrap up their home schedule this week with a pair of games in Trojan Arena. Troy plays host to UL Lafayette on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and ULM on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Fans can purchase a Final Four Four Pack for each game date that will include four general admission tickets and four $5 concession vouchers for just $40.

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