Pepper & Parker Grab @ASUNMBB Weekly Awards

Pepper & Parker Grab @ASUNMBB Weekly Awards


ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Eli Pepper & Kennesaw State's Bobby Parker earned this week's ASUN Conference Men's Basketball weekly awards, as announced by the league office on Monday.

For the third-straight week Lipscomb earns the Player of the Week honor, but this time it is Eli Pepper nabbing the award. Pepper earns his first Player of the Week award after a career game against Jacksonville. In Lipscomb's victory against the Dolphins, Pepper scored a career-high 27 points and hauled in 14 boards. In the win, he shot six-of-seven from the field, including two-for-two from downtown. He also dished out three assists, had two steals and one block. Pepper helped Lipscomb to a midweek win over North Florida on Wednesday, as he did a little bit of everything. He chipped in with four points, eight boards, three assists, two steals and registered one block. This season, he leads the Bisons in rebounding at 7.5 RPG, which sits third in the entire ASUN. Lipscomb is now 11-0 in ASUN play and has won 19 in a row against ASUN competition. The Bisons are just one of five teams nationally to remain unbeaten in conference play. 

Kennesaw State earns its first weekly honor of the season, as Bobby Parker takes home Newcomer of the Week. Parker has been on a tear lately, and helped the Owls to their second win of the conference season last week. He averaged 17.0 PPG and shot 65 percent from the field in 37.0 MPG last week for the Owls. In the midweek matchup against Jacksonville, Parker scored 20 points on 7-9 from the field and 6-7 from long range. He followed that with a 14-point performance in a much needed home victory over NJIT, who sits third in the ASUN standings. He chipped in with four boards and three assists against the Highlanders. For the season, he's averaging just 9.2 PPG, but in his last four outings has upped his game by scoring 16.5 PPG and shooting 54.3 percent from the field. 

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Feb. 11th
Eli Pepper, Lipscomb
Senior | Forward | Princeton, Ky. 
- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week; third-straight for Lipscomb
- Averaged 15.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG and shot 88.9 percent in a 2-0 week for the Bisons
- Scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 14 boards in Lipscomb's victory against Jacksonville
- Went 8-9 from the field for the week, with his only miss coming from three-point land
- Chipped in with four points, eight boards, three assists, two steals and a block in Lipscomb's win against North Florida
- Lipscomb has now won 19 in a row vs. ASUN teams and is one of five schools in the country still unbeaten in conference play

Other Nominees: Schadrac Casimir, FGCU; JD Notae, Jacksonville; Tyler Hooker, Kennesaw State; Caleb Homesley, Liberty; Noah Horchler, North Florida

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Feb. 11th
Bobby Parker, Kennesaw State
Junior | Guard | Crete, Ill. | Integrated Studies
- First Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week; first for Kennesaw State this season
- Averaged 17.0 PPG, 2.0 APG and shot 65.0 percent from the field in 37.0 MPG in a 1-1 week for KSU
- Scored 20 points in Kennesaw State's setback at Jacksonville going 7-9 from the field and 6-7 from three
- Followed that performance up with 14 points in a huge home victory against NJIT
- In the win over NJIT, also chipped in with four boards, three assists and swiped one steal
- Over his last four games has averaged 16.5 points, shot 54.3 percent from the floor and 56 percent from three

Other Nominees: Schadrac Casimir, FGCU; DeAnthony McCallum, Jacksonville; Ahsan Asadullah, Lipscomb; Ezekial Balogun, North Florida

2018-19 Season Award Winners
Feb 11th: Player: Eli Pepper, Lipscomb;Newcomer: Bobby Parker, Kennesaw State
Feb. 4th: Player: Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb; NewcomerAshan Asadullah, Lipscomb 
Jan. 28th: Players: Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb & Abdul Lewis, NJIT; NewcomerSchadrac Casimir, FGCU 
Jan. 21st: Players: Schadrac Casimir, FGCU & Christian Agnew, North Alabama; NewcomerSchadrac Casimir, FGCU & Christian Agnew, North Alabama
Jan. 14th: Players: Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb & Scottie James, Liberty Newcomer: Tyreese Davis, Jacksonville
Jan. 7th: Player: Noah Horchler, North Florida; Newcomer: Darius McGhee, Liberty
Jan. 1st: Player: Caleb Homesley, Liberty; Newcomer: Darius McGhee, Liberty
Dec. 23rd: Player: Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb; Newcomer: Zach Scott, FGCU
Dec. 17th: Player: JD Notae, Jacksonville; Newcomer: Schadrac Casimir, FGCU
Dec. 10th: Player: Rob Marberry, Lipscomb & Zach Cooks, NJITNewcomer: Tyreese Davis, Jacksonville
Dec. 3rd: Player: Garrison Mathews, LipscombNewcomer: Darius McGhee, Liberty
Nov. 26th: Player: Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb & Zach Cooks, NJITNewcomer: Darius McGhee, Liberty
Nov. 19th: Player: Haanif Cheatham, FGCUNewcomer: Haanif Cheatham, FGCU
Nov. 12th: Player: Diandre Wilson, NJITNewcomer: Jamari Blackmon, North Alabama