USC Upstate's Craig closing in on Atlantic Sun honor
Courtesy: Todd Shanesy, Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Published: Mon., Feb. 13, 2012
With only a handful of games left on the college basketball schedule, this would be a good time to debate the merits of candidates for Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year.
But there doesn't seem to be much of an argument.
Sophomore forward Torrey Craig of USC Upstate is the clear favorite. He leads the conference in scoring (17.3 points per game) and is second in rebounding (7.8). In league games only, he is first in both categories, pulling down 8.8 rebounds per game.
Since the season opener, Craig has scored in double figures in 25 of 26 games, falling one point short in the only miss. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday in a 70-66 win against Jacksonville.
"How many guys go out and get 20 and 10? Not a lot of guys," USC Upstate head coach Eddie Payne said. "He does that all the time."
The Spartans (16-10, 9-4) play host at 7 p.m. Monday to North Florida (13-14, 7-7) with only four more games left until the A-Sun tournament. Player of the year will be announced in early March.
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