Player of the Week Honors for USM Men's Basketball Player

11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Freshman Guard Grant Greenberg of Leavenworth Honored by KCAC 

 

Grant Greenberg

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has named University of Saint Mary Men’s Basketball player Grant Greenberg, of Leavenworth, Kan., as KCAC Player of the Week for turning in a record-setting performance in helping the Spires to back-to-back wins over the weekend.

Greenberg, a 6’2” freshman guard, led the Spires to an undefeated weekend, going 2-0 in the KCAC/HAAC Classic. In USM’s 97-91 win against Baker on Friday, Greenberg recorded 48 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

His 48 points set a school record for points in a game. He was 9 of 15 in field goals, 1 of 4 in three-point field goals, and 29 for 32 from the free throw line.

In USM’s 93-85 win against Peru State on Saturday, Greenberg finished with 20 points, one assist, and two steals on 4 for 7 shooting and 12 for 12 on free throws.

USM Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Bishop praised Greenberg’s efforts during last weekend’s contest

“Grant had a fantastic weekend for us and was instrumental in our two wins in the KCAC-HAAC Classic,” Coach Bishop said. “His play down the stretch of both games were terrific.”

“It’s a little mind-blowing that he set a school record for most points (48), most FT’s attempted (32), and most FT’s made (29)  in a game in just his second collegiate outing. But if you watched how he prepares every single day to be successful, you would understand. I’ve never been around a player that works as hard as he does—and fortunately for us he is going to get even better as he goes.”

The USM Men’s Basketball Team is currently 2-1 on the season, with KCAC play not getting underway until next month. Up next for the Spires: the USM home opener against Avila University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Saint Mary has 12 varsity sports programs—football, volleyball, baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, cross country, and track & field—along with co-ed cheerleading and dance. Visit www.gospires.com to learn more about USM athletics.