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Back-to-back: Nathan Knight earns second-straight CAA Player of the Week Award

For the second-straight week, William & Mary sophomore Nathan Knight was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Knight led the Tribe to a 3-0 week by posting three double-doubles, averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds in the trio of road victories.

Knight joins Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman as the only multiple-time winners of the league’s weekly award. The Tribe’s four player of the week honors lead the CAA. Seniors David Cohn (Nov. 27) and Connor Burchfield (Dec. 4) also received the weekly accolade this season.

Knight started the week with a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double in the Tribe’s 84-76 win at James Madison on Jan. 2. He followed with a game-high 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds in a 90-65 triumph at Delaware on Jan. 5. Knight closed out the week with 19 points and 13 rebounds in an 85-63 victory at Drexel on Sunday. He finished the week shooting 63.9 percent (23-of-36) from the floor, 50 percent (2-of-4) from 3-point range and 80 percent (12-of-15) from the charity stripe.

Knight has tallied a double-double in each of the first four CAA games this season, leading the Tribe to equal its best CAA start in school history at 4-0. In league action, he is averaging 22.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, which ranks second and third in the CAA. Overall, Knight ranks third in the conference in scoring (19.8), sixth in rebounding (8.5) and second in blocked shots (2.7).

The Tribe returns to Williamsburg to open a three-game homestand, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 11, against in-state rival James Madison. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., from Kaplan Arena.

The game will be broadcast online at Tribe Athletics TV via Stretch Internet. 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 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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