College Sports Madness Tabs Greene A-Sun Player of the Week

January 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm

USC UpstateAfter leading USC Upstate to a pair of wins last week, College Sports Madness has named Spartan senior guard Ty Greene as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week.

Greene averaged 22.0 points per game and shot 54.2 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from three-point range in games against Montreat College and Hampton. The Knoxville, Tenn., also averaged 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists per game.

Greene scored 18 points to go along with five steals and three assists Tuesday against Montreat to lead Upstate to a 101-55 victory. His performance helped Upstate become the first Spartan team in school history to reach 10 wins before the start of January.

On Saturday against Hampton, Greene recorded his fifth 20-point game of the season after pouring in a game-high 26 points en route to a 68-54 win over the Pirates. Additionally, Greene moved into ninth place on the Upstate all-time scoring list with 1,415 career points.

“It’s an honor to win this award and I give all the glory to God,” Greene said. “I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for helping make this possible.”

Greene is currently first in the A-Sun in scoring with 17. 1 points per game and first in steals with 2.6 per game.

Greene and the Spartans return to the hardwood Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. against UMKC from Municipal Auditorium.

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