Charleston Southern sophomore guard Saah Nimley (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Jan. 21-27, it was announced today by the Conference office.
Nimley averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in leading the Buccaneers to two Big South road wins last week. The 5-8 guard opened his week with a career-high 26 points in CSU's win at Presbyterian College, including 19 in the second half. He also grabbed nine boards and had three assists in the victory. At Liberty this past Saturday, Nimley posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while going 6-of-12 from three-point range as the Bucs won at the Vines Center for the first time since 2006. For the week, Nimley was 11-of-22 from beyond the arc ( =50.0 percent), 10-of-15 from the line ( =66.7) and averaged 1.5 steals.
Nimley joins teammates Jeremy Sexton and Arlon Harper as Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week award winners during CSU's impressive December and January record. Sexton won the award last week, while Harper won the award in early December. The trio is a big reason the Bucs are 11-1 since Dec. 1 and are currently riding an 8-game winning streak, the longest for CSU in 18 seasons and the third-longest in school history.
The Bucs host Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.