Posted: Jan 28, 2013 1:12 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 8:13 PM
After averaging a double-double in a pair of crucial victories, Cal Poly junior Chris Eversley has been named the Big West's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
The 6-7 forward averaged 24.5 points and 11.0 rebounds to help the Mustangs dispatch Hawai'i (88-59) and Cal State Northridge (75-64) at home.
Eversley shot a sizzling 63.3 (19-of-30) percent from the field, knocked down three of four three-point attempts and connected at a 88.9 (8-of-9) percent clip at the charity stripe. Eversley made eight of 11 floor shots en route to 19 points and added eight rebounds with four steals in leading the Mustangs to the 29-point victory against the Warriors. He hit both three-point tries and his eight boards aided Cal Poly in maintaining a 38-21 edge on the glass.
He then recorded his sixth double-double of the season with a career-best 30 points and 14 rebounds in the victory against CSUN. In becoming the first Mustang player in three seasons to amass a 30-point game, Eversley established a career high with 11 field goals (in 19 attempts) and sank all seven free throw attempts.
For the week, Eversley led Cal Poly in points (49), points per game (24.5), rebounds (22), rebounds per game (11.0), free throw percentage (88.9) and minutes per game (34.5).
The two victories propelled the Mustangs into sole possession of third place in the Big West standings at 5-3. Cal Poly plays at UC Irvine Wednesday night and at first place Long Beach State Saturday at 4pm. The Mustangs are the only Big West team to defeat the 49ers this season. The game will air live on Fox Prime Ticket at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
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