McCollum garners another Patriot League Player of the Week honor
Posted: 11/26/2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 06:01 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh senior guard C.J. McCollum was named Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday following another impressive week and record-breaking performance. McCollum averaged 27 points over a trio of Mountain Hawk victories last week, capped off by breaking the Patriot League career scoring record on Sunday at Sacred Heart.
It marks McCollum’s second Player of the Week award of the season and 14th of his illustrious career, six ahead of any other player in league history.
McCollum began by scoring 35 points on 12-of-21 shooting and 5-of-7 from three-point range against Fairfield in the NIT Season Tip-Off. It already marked his second game with 35 or more points on the season, along with the season opener at Baylor. McCollum had a highlight reel dunk in the second half which was featured on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays. He followed that up with 21 points in a 73-66 win over Penn on Tuesday.
The Canton, Ohio native wrapped up the week by scoring 26 points at Sacred Heart Sunday. It came on 8-of-14 shooting and 5-of-7 from three-point range. McCollum needed 23 points coming into the contest to break the league’s all-time scoring record, and he finished with 26, passing Holy Cross’ Rob Feaster with a pull-up jumper with 12:53 left in the second half. The senior captain currently owns 2,228 career points.
McCollum is third in the country averaging 25.7 points per game this season. He shot 52 percent from the field (28-of-54) and 65 percent from three-point range (11-of-17). For the season, McCollum is shooting 51 percent from the field (57-of-112) and 55 percent from long distance (17-of-31).
Lehigh will head to Quinnipiac on Tuesday to face the Bobcats at 7 p.m. The Mountain Hawks then return home on Saturday to host Fairleigh Dickinson at 7 p.m. in Stabler Arena.
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