Thursday, December 4, 2014

NKU's Tayler Persons Named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week

Northern Kentucky's Tayler Persons was named Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week earlier this week.

Here is a release from NKU:

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University's Tayler Persons has been named the Atlantic Sun men's basketball Newcomer of the Week as announced by the conference office.

Persons, a freshman guard, poured in a team- and career-high 23 points to lead Northern Kentucky to a 79-74 win at Idaho on Saturday. His performance was highly efficient, converting on 7-of-9 field goal attempts and 9-of-10 free throws. He added two rebounds, assists and steals and one blocked shot in the winning effort.

The Kokomo, Indiana (Kokomo HS), native, also scored seven points and hauled in seven rebounds in NKU's road loss to Eastern Washington, which was coming off a win at Indiana.

The Norse have benefited greatly from Persons' play during the first three weeks of the season. He leads NKU in scoring (10.7 ppg), rebounds (4.8 rpg), assists (3.3 apg) and steals (1.3 spg). Persons is also shooting 47.9 percent from the floor and 72.0 percent from the line.

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