IRVING, Texas --- East Carolina Senior Jontae Sherrod has been named Conference USA Co-Player-of-the-Week, after he averaged 18.7 points and six rebounds to lead the Pirates to a 2-1 week in conference play. Sherrod shared the weekly honor with SMU’s Papa Dia, who averaged 19.5 points and nine rebounds in two games. Awards are determined based on voting from a media panel covering the 12 conference schools.
Sherrod helped the Pirates pick up a pair of road wins at UCF and Marshall last week. He led the Pirates in scoring with 21 points against UCF, as ECU handed the Knights their first home loss of the season, 74-62, on Wednesday. He then dropped in 19 points, while sinking five 3-pointers in the Pirates’ come-from-behind win over Marshall on Saturday.
Sherrod also scored a team-high 16 points against UAB in the first game of the week on Monday. Sherrod recorded career-highs for rebounds in consecutive games, first with eight against UAB and then bested that with nine at UCF. Sherrod drained this 100th 3-pointer during the week to become the 14th player in school history to reach the mark.
This is the first C-USA Player-of-the-Week honor of his career.