New Orleans, La. For the second consecutive week, Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball player Ryan Brock was named to the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight Honor Roll for his performance for the week ending February 20.
Brock, a 6-3 forward, led the Wolfpack averaging 29.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in Loyola’s split of a pair of SSAC games last week. He had a season high 34 points in a thrilling 96-91 overtime victory against Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday. The New Orleans native also had nine rebounds against the Senators, his second highest total of the season. Brock finished with 24 points in a loss to Belhaven on Thursday.
The Brother Martin grad was named SSAC Player of the Week on Monday and moved up one position to third in NAIA Division I scoring with a 22.75 points per game average. Brock converted 20 of 37 shots from the field (2 of 4 on three-pointers and 16-25 from the free throw line on the week.
The Wolfpack (13-12, 5-5 SSAC) currently sits in third place in the SSAC West, two games behind William Carey and Mobile who are 7-3 in the conference. Loyola will close out the regular season with a home game on Thursday against William Carey at 7:30 p.m. and the season finale on Saturday at Mobile at 6 p.m.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight pilot project is a nationwide effort to bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education and mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other (men and women) this year. You can find more information on the project at http://www.ajcunet.edu/jesuitbasketball.
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