Jonesboro (KAIT) - Monday was a banner day for ASU basketball. Guards on the Red Wolves and Lady Red Wolves were named Sun Belt Player of the Week.
ASU freshman guard Brandon Reed has been named the Sun Belt Conference player of the week for his performance in the Red Wolves two conference wins this past week.
He's the first ASU player to win the men's basketball player of the week honor since Adrian Banks won it on February 27, 2007.
Reed scored a career-high 34 points in ASU's win over Denver Saturday night. Reed, who scored at least 20 points in a game for the fourth time this season against Denver, was responsible for the most points by an ASU player since Tevoris Thompson dropped in 41 against Lyon College on Dec. 7, 2002. Against Denver, Reed was 12-23 connecting on 52-percent of his shots from field, was 4-9 from three-point range and 6-7 from the charity stripe.
Earlier in the week, Reed led ASU with 19 points past Louisiana-Lafayette. Reed has led ASU in scoring a team-high nine times this season, including breaking double-digits on 16 occasions.
Over the two-game stretch Reed led ASU averaging 26.5 points per game and 3.0 rebounds per game and broke the 300-point barrier against Denver.
Reed leads the conference in scoring in conference only games averaging 18.9 points per game while leading the Red Wolves in all games scoring 15.2 ppg.
ASU will look to maintain their first-place position in the Sun Belt Standings when they travel to UALR for a matchup on Thursday. Tipoff at the Jack Stephens Center is set for 7:00 p.m.
The senior guard from Mississippi has been named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for her performance in the Red Wolves two victories last week.
She's the first ASU player to win the women's basketball player of the week honor since Adrianne Davis won it on February 12, 2007.