Long named SWA’s co-player of the week
After averaging a double-double for the week, Ragin’ Cajuns forward Shawn Long has been named the Co-Louisiana Sports Writers Association men’s basketball player of the week along with Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth ‘Speedy’ Smith.
This is Long’s second player of the week honor this season. He averaged 21.5 points and 12.5 boards per game in games at South Alabama and Texas State. He shot over 58 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free throw line.
The Morgan City native hauled in a pair of double-doubles last week, which brought his career total to 45, a mark that is the highest in the NCAA among active players.
The Cajuns are back at home for two games starting Thursday against Appalachian State.
Saturday’s game versus the University of Texas at Arlington will be nationally televised on ESPN2.