McCree Named C-USA Player of the Week

Redshirt junior Erik McCree
Dec. 21, 2015

RUSTON – A day after celebrating his birthday in his home state, Louisiana Tech forward Erik McCree was selected as the Conference USA Player of the Week for week six.

The Orlando, Florida native led the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding in both games played against Ole Miss and Southern while averaging 20.5 points per game, shooting 46 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. He also averaged 8.5 boards per game.

The redshirt junior notched 20 points against the Rebels and followed that up with a 21-point effort versus the Jaguars. He has now posted 20+ scoring performances in four of the last five games. He tacked on 10 rebounds in the Bulldogs 37th straight home win for his third double-double of the year.

This is McCree’s first C-USA Player of the Week honor of the season and his career. This is also the second consecutive week this honor has gone to a LA Tech player as Alex Hamilton earned the award for week five.

McCree will lead the Bulldogs on the road against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN3.

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