KSU's Cummings named A-Sun Player of the Week

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KENNESAW, Ga. -- Senior forward Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw State's all-time leading scorer, has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.

Cummings, who was honored as A-Sun Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career, averaged 28.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two games at Jacksonville and North Florida last week. The senior from Birmingham, Ala., shot 44.5 percent (23-for-47) from the field and made 9 of 12 (75.0 percent) shots from the foul line.

During a 99-92 triple overtime loss at Jacksonville on Thursday, Cummings scored a game-high 29 points on 12 of 23 shooting from the field and collected seven rebounds while playing a career-high 54 minutes. He followed that effort with 28 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals at North Florida on Saturday.

Cummings currently ranks ninth on the Atlantic Sun Conference's all-time career scoring list with 1,901 points and is two shy of moving into ninth place all time. He needs 99 points to become the sixth player in conference history to reach the 2,000 career point plateau. The senior forward is averaging 18.6 points a contest to lead the A-Sun.

Cummings is the second Owls player to be honored as A-Sun Player of the Week this season, joining senior Aaron Anderson, who was recognized on Nov. 13.

Kennesaw State returns to action on Thursday (Jan. 17) when it hosts USC Upstate at the KSU Convocation Center beginning at 7 p.m.

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