Corey Gray Named SSAC & Jesuit Player of the Week

Tue, 01/17/2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Corey Gray, of the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball squad, was announced today as the Southern States Athletic Conference player of the week. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities also announced the senior guard as the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight men’s player of the week.

The accolades are Gray’s second and third honors in the past 24 hours, previously co-winning the Louisiana Sports Writer Association’s player of the week with Louisiana-Lafayette’s Josh Brown and Centenary’s Maxx Nakwaasah. In addition, the honor bestowed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities is Corey Gray’s second of the season, earlier named to the Jesuit Honor Roll for his performance during December 12-18.

The Greenwood, Indiana native led the Wolfpack to two crucial wins this week. Loyola secured a conference and Jesuit Basketball Spotlight win over Spring Hill, and then defeated the University of New Orleans for the first time in the program’s history.

Gray reached 20+ points for the fifth and sixth times this season. In his performance against UNO, Gray scored 33 points (one point shy of his career high) and accomplished a career-best seven assists. The performance was his second 30+ points game on the year, and Gray has now reached at least 16 points in six straight games.

In the two games, Gray averaged 28 points per game, four rebounds per game, and four assists per game. He shot 18-34 from the field, 9-18 from beyond the arc, and 11-13 from the free throw line. The conference player of the week will return to action this Thursday night in Montgomery, Alabama vs. Faulkner at 7:30 p.m.

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