Greene Wins Fourth A-Sun Player of the Week Award

Greene Wins Fourth A-Sun Player of the Week Award

Macon, Ga. – In the midst of one of the best seasons in school history, USC Upstate senior guard Ty Greene captured his fourth overall and second straight Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award on Monday, it was announced by the conference office.

Greene averaged 30.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and shot 52.6 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from three-point range in leading Upstate to road wins over Jacksonville and North Florida.

Greene opened the week with 22 points and five three-pointers Thursday in a 78-65 victory at Jacksonville in leading Upstate to its first win at Jacksonville since 2009.

He saved his best performance for last when he poured in a career-high 39 points and a career-best eight three-pointers Saturday in a 79-74 victory at North Florida. His seventh trey of the game put Upstate ahead for good as the Spartans dealt North Florida its first conference loss of the season and snapped the Ospreys' seven-game winning streak.

"These were two huge road wins for our team, and I give all the glory to God and to my teammates, who gave me great passes and encouraged me to shoot it,' Greene said. "We feel like we have a lot of momentum heading into the second half of the conference schedule."

His 39 points are the most in the A-Sun this season, the eighth-most by any player in the NCAA and the most in the Upstate Division I era. In addition, it's the third-highest single game scoring output in school history and the most points scored since Ulysses Hackett had 44 during the 1990-91 season.

Greene also became the first player in school history with five straight 20-point games during the Division I era and enters the week leading the A-Sun while ranking 23rd in the nation with 19.5 points per game.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native is the first A-Sun player since ETSU's Mike Smith in the 2010-11 season to win four A-Sun Player of the Week honors in the same season.

Greene and the Spartans return to the floor Tuesday at 7 p.m. against St. Andrews in search of their fourth straight win.

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