The Citadel’s Moore Earns SoCon Player of the Week

Ashton Moore

Ashton Moore

The Charleston Post and Courier
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 4:58 PM EST Updated: Feb 18, 2014 4:58 PM EST
CHARLESTON, SC –

On the heels of a career-high 35-point outing against Davidson, The Citadel’s Ashton Moore was named Southern Conference Player of the Week by the league on Tuesday. It is the first time that Moore has earned weekly honors by the conference in his three-year career. Moore averaged 28.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals while shooting 53 percent from the field as the Bulldogs suffered losses to Furman and Davidson last week.

The Suffolk, Va., product scored a team-high 22 points on the strength of 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc against the Paladins. He followed that performance by topping the 30-point plateau for the second time in his career and first since Jan. 2, 2012 on Monday night against the Wildcats.

Moore’s 35 points are tied for the fifth-highest point total in the SoCon this season and was the highest output for a Bulldog in 19 years. His 35-point effort was nearly three times his season average of 12.9 points per game. Moore shot 8-of-12 from 3-point range this week and was 11-of-11 from the free throw line.

Moore and teammate Brian White, who has earned three SoCon Freshman of the Week honors this season, become fourth set of Bulldog teammates to earn weekly honors in the same season. The others include Rick Swing/Tom Slawson (1978-79), Moncrief Michael/Matt Newman (1994-95) and Cliff Washburn/Alan Puckett (2000-01).

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