Charleston Southern guard Armel Potter was named the Big South men’s basketball freshman of the week. Potter tallied 18 points in back-to-back games to help CSU start Big South play at 1-1. Potter has scored 18 points in four consecutive games.
Potter scored 12 of his 18 in the second half of the Buccaneers’ 68-61 win at Liberty on Saturday. He hit a pair of jumpers during CSU’s decisive 10-1 run to start the second half. Potter also added four assists and a steal.
Potter nearly led CSU past Winthrop in Wednesday night’s conference opener. He had a pair of three-point plays in the final minute to rally the Bucs from a four-point deficit. The second gave CSU a one-point lead with just 5.8 seconds remaining. Potter chipped in four assists without committing a single turnover.
Potter leads all Big South freshmen in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio, and ranks second in scoring.
College of Charleston freshman Nick Harris, a 6-10 forward, averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds to help the College of Charleston to a 2-0 record and was named the Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week. Harris made his first start in the Cougars’ 82-74 win at The Citadel and scored a career-high 13 points, hitting all five of his field goal attempts. In a 70-58 victory over LSU, Harris came off the bench and scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds.