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Wilson Named Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Bluefield College sophomore Andrew Wilson is the Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The conference weekly award is Wilson's first of the season and of his career and the first for a Bluefield men's basketball player since joining the conference over the summer. Wilson earned the NCCAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor for the week of Nov. 17 when he averaged 25 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals, and 3.0 rebounds per game in a pair of Rams Mid-South Conference victories including a 96-89 victory over then third-ranked Georgetown (Ky.).

Wilson led the Rams to a pair of wins last week while averaging 18.5 points, 10 assists and seven steals per game.

The Cucamonga, Calif., guard scored 27 points and dished out five assists as the Rams dismantled West Virginia-Parkersburg 103-78. He made 10 of his 15 shots in the game, including a season-high seven 3-pointers in the win.

Wilson completed his week with a triple-double in a 92-73 win over West Virginia Tech. He finished the win with 10 points, 15 assists and 12 steals as the Rams knocked off a team receiving votes in the national poll.

Wilson's 12 steals are tied for second-most in NAIA history in a single game.

The 15 assists and 12 steals are both season and career-highs for the 5-foot-7 guard.

For the week, Wilson shot 53.8 percent (14-of-26) from the field, including 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc. He also averaged three rebounds per game.

Wilson leads the Mid-South and ranks seventh in the NAIA averaging 2.9 steals per contest. He is averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.8 assists per game -- which ranks fourth in the conference and 22nd in the NAIA.

Bluefield is 6-5 overall this season and 2-2 in the Mid-South, they return to action in the midst of a two-game winning streak on Saturday as they take part in the 1st Annual VUL/Centra Hill City Classic against Virginia University of Lynchburg with a 6 p.m. tip. The Rams fell, 80-74, in the season opener against the Dragons on Nov. 3 at the Dome.

The next men's basketball player of the week award is scheduled to be announced on Monday, Dec. 17.