Carson-Newman’s Jesse McMurray Named Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week

Carson-Newman’s Jesse McMurray Named Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week

ROCK HILL, S.C. -Carson-Newman College's Jesse McMurray has been named South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player Of The Week, league officials announced today.

McMurray, a junior guard from Gate City, Va., averaged 19.0 points and hit 12-of-20 three-point attempts (55 percent) in leading Carson-Newman to a 2-0 week with victories over North Greenville (93-68) and league-foe Mars Hill (103-93) last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.

McMurray hit five treys and finished with 15 points in the road win over the Crusaders Wednesday before tallying a game-high 23 points and seven three-pointers, all in the second half, in the come-from-behind victory against the Lions Saturday at home. McMurray also added four steals and three assists versus Mars Hill as well.

McMurray has led Carson-Newman to a 16-4 overall record and a 7-2 ledger in SAC play so far this season.

The SAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week is voted on by the league's sports information directors.