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Sule named Sun Belt Player of the Week after breakout games
Texas State redshirt freshman forward Alonzo Sule was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Sule recorded back-to-back career performances against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Houston Baptist. He shot 90.4 percent from the field during the week and averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two games.
Sule began the week by putting up a career-high 22 points against the Islanders on Wednesday. He followed it up with his first career double-double, where he tallied a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds.
“I feel like my teammates have found me, you know, as I’ve been just been moving around our offense,” Sule said after Saturday’s 90-80 win over HBU. “I feel like, you know, I’ve just been trying to be active throughout the whole game and let the game come to me.”
Junior guard Nijal Pearson said the Bobcats (9-1) have been riding Sule to victory over the last two games.
“(Sule’s) just getting his opportunity,” Pearson said. “He’s been working hard. He stayed in the system, kept working and he’s had some injuries so now he’s healthy. We knew Alonzo was pretty good.”
Texas State has earned three straight conference Player of the Week awards - Pearson won it in back-to-back weeks followed by Sule. It’s the first time a Sun Belt team has earned three consecutive weekly honors since Jan. 6-23, 2012 when North Texas’ Tony Mitchell received it three weeks in a row.
The Bobcats return to the court to take on UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday in Edinburg at 7 p.m.