Dewberry tabbed SSC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Dewberry tabbed SSC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Marcus Dewberry was named the Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 22, as announced by the league office.

The Lake Wales native led the Green and Gold to two road wins last week moving the Lions to 9-10 on the year and a 3-6 mark in the Sunshine State Conference. Marcus Dewberry finished the week with 54 total points (27.0 points per game average), eight rebounds (4.0 rebounds per game), six assists (3.0 assists per game) and one steals in 77 minutes of action. For the week, Dewberry shot .514 from the floor (18-35), .500 (8-16) from downtown and a perfect 1.000 (10-10) from the free throw line.

With Dewberry going a perfect 10-for-10, he extended his consecutive made free throw mark to 24 straight dating back to the 2:33 mark in the first half of the Dec. 19 win over Benedict. Dewberry's streak helps him maintain his mark in the top-5 in all of NCAA Division II and atop the SSC with a season percentage of .942 (65-69). 

His 10-for-10 mark from the charity stripe is the first time he eclipsed the 10 made on 10 attempts. During his sophomore season, Dewberry went 10-of-14 against Florida Memorial, which marked the first time he made 10 freebies from the stripe.

In 40 minutes of action at Florida Tech, Dewberry finished with 24 points on 9-of-21 shooting from the field with a 6-of-12 mark from downtown. Dewberry hauled in four rebounds on Wednesday as he dished out four assists.

In his 37 minutes at Embry-Riddle, Dewberry scored his fourth 30-point performance finishing the game with 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field. He would go 2-for-4 from downtown before a 10-for-10 mark from the free throw line. Dewberry secured four rebounds and recorded two assists and one steal on the night. The win for the Lions over the Eagles marked the first sweep of the season as Saint Leo defeated Embry-Riddle on Nov. 30, 89-82, in Saint Leo.

This marks Dewberry's second SSC Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season while it is the third for the Lions this season, joining Justin Satchell who was named Player of the Week on Dec. 5. Dewberry's other honor was on Nov. 14 when he picked up the first Player of the Week honors of the 2016-17 season.

Dewberry and the Lions will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 28 when they host Tampa at 7:30 p.m. inside the Marion Bowman Activities Center.

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