Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Union College's Malcolm Newby Named AAC Player of the Week

Union College's Malcolm Newby has been named the first Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the 2016-17 season.

Newby because the 28th player in Union College history to join the 1,000-point club.

Here's a release from UC:

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College senior Gerrard Newby (SR/Lexington, Ky. ) is the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced.

This is the first week for the conference awards.

Newby averaged 24.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last week as Union went 2-2. The 6-foot-5 forward shot 55.4 percent (31-of-56 shots) from the field and was 26-of-30 (86.7 percent) from the free-throw line. He recorded 10 steals, six blocks and three assists.

In 103-79 win over Southeastern (Fla.), Newby hit a pair of milestones. First, he registered his 1,000th career point and then netted a career-high 36 points in the victory. He currently has 1,065 career points.

Newby is the 28th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He also collected his 700th career rebound and ranks 13th in all-time.

Nationally, Newby ranks ninth in total blocks (6) and total points (96), 10th in points per game (24.0) and total steals (10).

Union returns to action Tuesday when it visits Pikeville (Ky.) at 7 p.m.

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