CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) – Charleston Southern guards Phlandrous Fleming Jr. and Ja’Quavian Florence earned Big South weekly honors after powering the Bucs to an overtime win at Presbyterian Monday night.
Fleming, who scored a career-high 35 points and hit the game-winning three-point shot with just 0.6 seconds to play, was named the Big South Player of the Week for a second time this season and eighth total in his collegiate career.
Florence was named the Co-Freshman of the Week after a career-high 22-point effort while securing his second collegiate double-double with 10 rebounds in an overtime win at Presbyterian. Thursday’s announcement is the second time Florence was named the Freshman of the Week after a stellar debut at the Wolfpack Mako Medical Invitational at NC State in November.
Fleming’s career night was capped by the game-winning three-point basket in overtime, his second game-winning shot in a 10-day span. The senior’s shot made national waves earning the No. 3 play of the night on ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter then was “The Best Thing I Saw Today,” a segment on Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter. Fleming scored 35 points in the win while securing his Big South-leading seventh double-double of the season and fifth-straight dating back to Feb. 11 ending his career with 22 double-doubles.