Jon Elmore Named Conference USA Player of the Week
Jon Elmore averaged 27 points, 6.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 3.0 steals
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After averaging 27 points, 6.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 3.0 steals, Marshall junior guard Jon Elmore was named the Conference USA Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
“I’m running out of ways to describe how good Jon is,” head coach Dan D’Antoni said. “Obviously, he’s been tremendous for us both on and off-the-court. Like I said before, he’ll have more awards like this throughout the season.”
With the award, Elmore became the first Herd player since James Kelly (2015-16) to win the league’s player of the week award multiple times in the same season.
The junior put up the stat line of 32 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds at William & Mary on Nov. 29. Elmore’s 32 points were a game-high and are the most a player has scored this season while collecting a double-double from points and assists. The double-double also helped Elmore surpass Travis Diener with the most double-doubles from points and assists in league history.
Elmore’s game-high of 22 points, along with his seven assists and four rebounds against Akron helped the Herd snap a seven-game losing streak against the Zips.
The Herd returns to action tomorrow, Dec. 5, to face former Southern Conference rival, Chattanooga, at 7 p.m.
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