Basketball’s George Blakeney Named UNCP Student-Athlete Of The Week
PEMBROKE – Days removed from playing a key role in leading UNCP to a 1-1 record in the 2011 UNCP Men's Basketball Holiday Classic, including a 22-point victory over St. Andrews on Friday, George Blakeney has been named this week's UNCP Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Monday.
Blakeney, a junior from Tarboro, averaged 13.0 points and 12.0 rebounds over the weekend to give the Braves a split in their first two games of the 2011-12 season. The 2010-11 all-state selection began the current campaign with a dozen points and a career-best 17 rebounds in a 98-76 win over St. Andrews on Friday, and then poured in 14 points and pulled down seven more boards in a 6-point loss to Coker on Saturday. Blakeney made good on 41.1 percent (7-of-17) of his shots from the field, as well as 70.5 percent (12-of-17) of his attempts from the charity stripe.
Blakeney has played in 56 games during his 2+-year career in the Black & Gold, including 48 starts. He possesses career averages of 9.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and has scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including a current string of three-straight games dating back to last season.
|2011-12 UNCP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK|
|November 7||Ashlyn Rebok||Basketball||Click Here|
|October 31||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|October 24||Pardon Ndhlovu||Cross Country||Click Here|
|October 17||Sam Miles||Soccer||Click Here|
|October 10||Luke Charles||Football||Click Here|
|October 3||Dana Watkins||Golf||Click Here|
|September 26||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 19||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|September 12||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 6||Rebecca Womack||Soccer||Click Here|