Damier Pitts named Marshall Student-Athlete of the Week


Pitts helped the Herd get back to their winning ways with 25 points against Iona

Pitts helped the Herd get back to their winning ways with 25 points against Iona

Dec. 14, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Following a week where he averaged 17.5 points, Marshall's Damier Pitts was named the College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Pitts scored a season-high 25 points in Marshall's 82-63 win over Iona on Sunday. The senior guard made a career-high nine field goals on 17 attempts and was 4-for-7 from three-point range. Pitts recorded five assists and three rebounds as well to help the Herd improve to 6-2 on the season.

Earlier in the week, Pitts recorded 10 points in a six-point loss at No. 3 Syracuse. He has scored in double-figures in seven of eight games this season.

For the week, Pitts shot 46.2 percent from the field including 42.9 percent (5-7) from three-point range.

Pitts and the Thundering Herd will host High Point on Saturday at 7 p.m