Peach Belt honors DeVontae Wright as player of the week

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. – University of South Carolina Aiken men’s basketball standout DeVontae Wright has been named the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball AstroTurf Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Wright, a senior from Goose Creek, S.C., led the No. 13 Pacers to a 3-0 record last week. He averaged 20.3 points per game during the stretch.

He started the week with a 17-point, eight-assist effort at Clayton State. In the home win over Young Harris, Wright tallied 21 points, five boards and four assists before notching a career-high 23 points in the victory over North Georgia.

For the week, the senior canned 46 percent of his field goals, including 45 percent of his three-point shots. Wright also buried all 15 free throw attempts. He chipped in 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds per outing.

Wright is currently fourth in the PBC in assists, third in three-point percentage and sixth in steals.