Brandon Streeter, who averaged 20 points a game in three Mount Olive wins last week, has been named Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. The award is the second this season for Streeter and the third in his two years at Mount Olive. The Trojans posted a 3-0 record during the week, all of the wins coming against teams that entered the week in the top four of the conference standings.
Streeter, a 6-7 senior from Jacksonville, N.C., shot 73.3 percent (22-for-30) from the field in last week’s three games, including a 10-for-12 performance in Mount Olive’s 84-63 win over defending national champion Barton. Streeter finished with 25 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots against Barton, which entered the game in second place in the conference standings.
Streeter opened the week with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in the Trojans’ 93-85 victory over Belmont Abbey. Streeter pulled down five rebounds in the final four minutes to help thwart the Crusaders’ comeback attempt. He was 7-for-11 from the field and 8-for-12 from the free throw line.
He finished the week with 13 points in 17 minutes in Mount Olive’s 90-63 win over Queens, which was only a half-game behind the conference-leading Trojans the day of the game. Streeter was 5-for-7 from the field.
For the season, Streeter is averaging 15.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. His 66.0 percent field goal percentage is the 12th-highest in the nation and he ranks in the top 50 in rebounding. Streeter has the highest field goal percentage in the conference, ranks second in rebounding and eighth in scoring.
Mount Olive returns to action Tuesday as the Trojans play host to St. Andrews in a Conference Carolinas match-up. The Trojans won the first meeting 87-82 January 10 at Laurinburg, N.C. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Arena.