Written By The Southern Conference
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Elon's Ryley Beaumont has been named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for all games played February 12-18. Beaumont averaged 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds last week as the Phoenix picked up wins over Appalachian State (61-58) and Western Carolina (80-73 OT).
Beaumont led all players in scoring (22) and rebounding (13) in Elon's victory over Appalachian State. The junior was 9-of-16 from the field and added two assists and two steals in 39 minutes of action.
He followed that performance with team highs in points (19) and rebounds (nine) as the Phoenix won in overtime against the Catamounts. The Millersville, Md., native also tallied a game-high five assists against WCU.
The forward shot 62.5 percent from the floor and went 1-for-3 from beyond the arc last week. Beaumont ranks 22nd in scoring (11.3 ppg) and eighth in rebounding (6.7 rpg) in the SoCon. He is ninth in field goal percentage (.494).
The Phoenix (18-8, 11-3 SoCon) returns to action Thursday when Elon visits Samford (10-17, 8-6 SoCon).
Other top performers in the Southern Conference included Appalachian State's Nathan Healy, College of Charleston's Willis Hall, The Citadel's Mike Groselle, Davidson's Jake Cohen, Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson, Samford's Clide Geffrard, Jr., Chattanooga's Z. Mason, Western Carolina's Trey Sumler and Wofford's Karl Cochran.
SoCon Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 13 - Mike Groselle, The Citadel
Nov. 20 - Tim Williams, Samford
Nov. 27 - Lucas Troutman, Elon
Dec. 4 - Jay Canty, Appalachian State
Dec. 11 - Bobby Austin, Furman
Dec. 18 - Jake Cohen, Davidson
Jan. 2 - Andrew Lawrence, College of Charleston
Jan. 8 - Jake Cohen, Davidson
Jan. 15 - Adjehi Baru, College of Charleston
Jan. 22 - Z. Mason, Chattanooga
Jan. 29 - Trevis Simpson, UNCG
Feb. 5 - Lucas Troutman, Elon
Feb. 12 - Trey Sumler, WCU
Feb. 29 - Ryley Beaumont, Elon