Pacers Josh Dollard named conference player of the week

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Monday Feb. 23, 2009

AIKEN, S.C. – USC Aiken junior forward Josh Dollard was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week it was announced by the league office on Monday, Feb. 23.

Dollard (Hemingway, S.C./Hemingway) had his best week in a Pacer uniform last week, turning in three double-doubles in No. 14 USC Aiken’s three games last week.

Dollard averaged 18 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game in three games. In total, he finished USC Aiken’s three wins with 54 points and 37 rebounds.

Dollard opened the week last week by scoring 17 points and bringing down 14 rebounds in USC Aiken’s dominating win at the Convocation Center over UNC Pembroke. He claimed five of his rebounds in the game on the offensive glass.

The 14 boards corralled by Dollard in the game tied a career high that he originally set during an SEC Tournament game against Georgia when he was a sophomore at Auburn.

Dollard followed up his performance against the Braves by scoring 16 points and bringing down 13 rebounds in USC Aiken’s win over Lander on Wednesday, Feb. 18. He was 3-for-3 from the free throw line in the game.

The Auburn transfer closed out USC Aiken’s week by scoring 21 points in the Pacers’ road win over Columbus State. Dollard also had 10 rebounds in the game.

Dollard, who connected upon 83 percent (15-for-18) of his free throw attempts last week, now has a team-leading seven double-doubles in the 2008-09 season.