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Braxton named AMC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for second time in a row

Feb. 13, 2012

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Photo by Lyddia Ankrom.

 

PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University guard Asa Braxton has been named the American Mideast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
 
The 6-2 junior from Pittsburgh, Pa., and Hampton High School averaged 17.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg and shot 44 percent (11 of 25) from 3-point range in three games the week of Feb. 6-12. He also shot 82 percent (9 of 11) from the foul line.
 
Braxton, who transferred to Point Park this year, has been a great spark the last two weeks for the Pioneers (13-10, 6-5 AMC), who have won four of five games to vault into a tie for second place in the AMC.
 
In that five-game span, Braxton is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg and is shooting 53 percent (20 of 38) from 3-point territory. He has done his damage off the bench as he started just one time in that stretch and has started just 8 of 23 games on the year.
 
Last week, he had 19 points, six rebounds and hit 4 of 9 treys in a loss at Walsh. He followed that up with 20 points, eight rebounds and a 4-for-6 3-point performance in a big home win over Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday. He then posted his second double-double of the year with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three treys in a victory over Fisher on Sunday.
 
For the year, Braxton is averaging 7.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg with shooting percentages of 44 percent overall and 39 percent from long range. In AMC play, he has increased his scoring to 10.3 ppg to go along with 50-percent shooting (24 of 48) from outside the arc.
 
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