Ben Gordon named CBN Player of the Week
Ben Gordon named CBN Player of the Week
Ben Gordon named CBN Player of the Week

Posted Nov 25, 2003


6-2 junior guard Ben Gordon of Connecticut is College Basketball News’ Player of the Week. He led the # Huskies (3-0) to three wins, including two victories in the preseason N.I.T.

Ben Gordon was named College Basketball News’ Player of the Week after scoring 77 points in the three wins. He made five of twelve shots from the field in their season-opening win 70-60 over Yale in the preseason N.I.T. Gordon made three of seven from three-point range. He finished with 13 points and six assists.

 

Gordon made 12 of 20 from the field, all four three-pointers and nine of twelve from the line in their 93-79 win over Nevada in the preseason N.I.T second round. He finished with 37 points, four rebounds and three assists.

 

He concluded the week with 27 points on ten of 13 shooting in a 111-64 non-conference win over sacred Heart. Gordon made all four three-point attempts for the second straight game. He made three of four from the line.

 

Gordon made 27 of 45 (60%) shots for the week. He hit 12 of 16 (75%) free throws and 11 of 15 (73.3%) three-pointers. Gordon had ten rebounds and 13 assists.

 

Gordon edged out Kevin Martin of Western Carolina, Allen Ray of Villanova, Tennessee’s Scooter McFadgon and Lawrence Roberts from Mississippi State for the honor.

 

Martin scored 44 points in a loss to Georgia. He made 14 of 25 shots from the field, including seven of 14 from beyond the arc. Ray had 58 points in tow games, including 38 points against Division III University of Redlands. McFadgon finished with 31 points as he made ten of 15 from the field and three of five three-pointers in the Volunteers’ opening win over Wofford. Roberts, a transfer from Baylor, had 26 points in 15 rebounds versus Tennessee-Martin. He made 12 of 17 shots from the field.

 

College Basketball News’ Player of the Week

 

Week of November 17-23

Ben Gordon, Connecticut

 



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