Cementing himself as arguably the best player in the New York metro area, Hofstra senior Justin Wright-Foreman was named the Met Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week today. It is the fourth time this season he has won this honor.
A 6-2 senior guard from Queens, NY, Wright-Foreman — who also was named the Colonial Athletic Association player of the week and previously captured the MBWA designation on Dec. 4, Jan. 15 and Jan. 29 — led the Pride in a pair of victories last week that represented the team’s 18th triumph in its past 19 games and improved its overall record to 21-4.
Wright-Foreman opened the week with a leisurely 16-point output in Hofstra’s 102-61 win over Elon on Thursday, adding four assists and two steals.
Next, at home, Wright-Foreman erupted for a 48-point effort in a 93-87 win over William & Mary. The total tied the program’s scoring record, set by Bill Thieben against Wilkes in 1954-55. It was a career-high, a Mack Sports Complex record and a CAA record in a conference game. Wright-Foreman shot 66.7% (16-of-24) from the field and drained seven 3-pointers.
For the week, Wright-Foreman averaged 32 points per game and shot 69% (22-32) from the field, 56% (9-16) from three and 85% (11-13) from the free throw line. He added four assists and two steals.
This season he is averaging 26 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Wright-Foreman has started all 25 games and is averaging 36.8 minutes per game, while shooting 52% from the field and 43% from three-point range.
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