FORT MYERS, Fla. – Reggie Chambers’ steady hand at point guard helped FGCU to its second three-game win streak as a Division I program. For his effort, he earned consecutive Player of the Week awards, the conference office announced on Monday.
Chambers collected 28 points, 17 assists, 11 rebounds and six steals in FGCU’s two wins last week. Against USC Upstate, the sophomore guard added 16 points to complement his eight rebounds and six assists to help lead the Eagles past the Spartans. In the win against North Carolina Central, the Miramar, Fla., native registered a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists.
In the Eagles’ three-game win streak, Chambers averaged 14.7 points, 8.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Prior to win streak, he posted only 10.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage shot up to 61.5 percent in the victories after hitting on 42.2 percent in the opening six games of the year. He connected on 8-of-12 from the 3-point arc after opening the year making just 5-of-21 (23.8 percent) in the first six games.
Chambers became the first A-Sun men’s basketball player to win consecutive Player of the Week awards this season. Mercer’s James Florence won the last set of back-to-back weekly honors – winning for the first two weeks of the 2008-09 season.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.