Hofstra senior Justin Wright-Foreman continued his remarkable senior season as he was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for an unbelievable seventh time, it was announced by the conference office this afternoon.
The seven weekly awards from the CAA is believed to be the most in a single season in conference history (since 1985-86). In addition, the seven player of the week awards is the most for a Hofstra player since at least 1994-95 as Craig “Speedy” Claxton was named the America East Player of the Week six times in 1999-2000.
Wright-Foreman previously earned the award on November 19, November 26, December 10, December 31, January 7 and January 28.
Wright-Foreman put together an incredible week for the Pride as Hofstra won a pair of games to improve to 21-4 overall and 11-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Hofstra has won 18 of its last 19 games.
Wright-Foreman opened the week with a 16-point effort in Hofstra’s 102-61 win over Elon on Thursday. Wright-Foreman took just eight shots in the game, making six, while also adding four assists, two steals and a pair of three-pointers.
But that outing was just an appetizer for what Wright-Foreman did on Saturday against William & Mary. The Queens, New York, native dazzled a sell-out David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex crowd to the tune of a 48-point masterpiece. The total tied the program’s scoring record, set by Bill Thieben vs. 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 an incredible 16-24 from the field and drained seven three-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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