February 22, 2010

GCSU’s Hurst Named PBC Player of the Week

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Junior forward Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) of the No. 23 Georgia College & State University men's basketball team (20-4, 13-2 PBC) was named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week, for the week ending Feb. 21. This is the first such honor for Hurst and the Bobcat men's basketball team this season.

Hurst proved to be clutch as Georgia College won two games by a total of three points, averaging 15.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg. His two free throws with 4.3 seconds to play lifted the Bobcats to a 61-60 win at Georgia Southwestern State University, part of a 16-point, nine-rebound night. He followed that with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a two-point win over Columbus State University to help GCSU clinch the top seed in the west division. The junior shot 57 percent from the floor and missed just one of his 15 free throws (.933). He also blocked 2.0 shots per game.

Hurst picks up the 18th PBC Player of the Week honor in school history, and the first since Shaun Keaton was given the award Feb. 2, 2009.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. as they host the University of Montevallo for Senior Night.

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