SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University freshman Corey Tillery has been named the Peach Belt Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week, announced today by league officials.
Tillery averaged 27.5 points per game, hitting 13 of 19 three-pointers, as the Pirates ran their current win streak to three with a pair of wins. The redshirt freshman guard from Atlanta, Ga., hit 10 of 13 three-pointers for 36 points as the Pirates upended east-leading Augusta, 86-79, on Wednesday. The 10 threes is just one shy of the PBC single-game record and two off the ASU school record. It is the most in a single game in the PBC this season and tied for third-most in all of Division II.
He followed that performance with 19 points in am 87-84 win at UNC Pembroke on Saturday. For the week, Tillery shot .667 from the field, .684 from long range (13-19) and hit both free throw attempts. He leads the PBC and is ninth in the nation in three-pointers made per game; he also leads the PBC in scoring in conference contests at 22.3 ppg (7th in scoring in all games).
Tillery is the first Armstrong State men's basketball player to earn the league's Player of the Week award since Emmanuel Tiluscar was the league's Player of the Week on February 3rd, 2014.
Tillery and the Pirates return to action on Monday, hosting Flagler in a 7:30 p.m. Peach Belt Conference contest at Alumni Arena.