Thursday, June 13, 2024

W&M’s Nathan Knight named CAA Player of the Week

William & Mary sophomore forward Nathan Knight was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. Knight posted his third 30-point, 10-rebound double-double of the season in leading the Green and Gold to a 90-87 win over Hofstra in the CAA Opener on Saturday. Knight becomes the third W&M player along with seniors David Cohn and Connor Burchfield to earn the league’s weekly honor.

Knight, who shared the award with Northeastern’s Vasa Pusica, tied his career high with 31 points on 13-of-21 from the floor against the Pride. He added a game-high 11 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots. The final of his rejections came at the rim with three seconds remaining on Kenny Wormsley’s lay-up attempted to cement the Tribe’s thrilling comeback win. His eight blocked shots are the most in the CAA and eighth-highest total nationally this season, while also ranking fourth in W&M history.

Knight is one of five players in the country with three 30-10 double-doubles this season and one of 17 players with three games of 30 or more points. He ranks second in the CAA and 48th nationally in scoring at 19.8 points per game to go along with the league’s sixth-best rebounding average at 7.6 per game. Knight leads the CAA and ranks 11th nationally at 3.1 blocked shots per game. He moved into 10th on the program’s career blocked shots list with his eight against Hofstra.

The Tribe hits the road to open up a three-game road swing at James Madison today. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on College Sports Live. Tribe fans can catch the men’s basketball action over the Tribe Radio Network with Jay Colley and Charlie Woollum on the call. The Tide 92.3 FM and 107.9 Bach FM are the flagship stations of the Tribe Radio Network and the audio is also available over the Web at TribeAthletics.com.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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