Blue Hen Senior Guard Davon Usher Earns Second Straight CAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware senior guard Davon Usher earned his second consecutive Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor on Monday following his 34-point performance during the Blue Hens’ 81-65 home victory over James Madison.
Usher, a native of South Baltimore, Md. (Digital Harbor HS) poured in 34 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field including 4 of 7 from three-point range, and also knocked down 12 of 13 foul shots in the 16-point triumph over the Dukes last Wednesday. Usher also ranked second on the team with eight rebounds, while adding two assists and a steal in the all-around effort.
Usher, who scored 42 points during the previous win over College of Charleston, established a UD record by scoring 76 points in consecutive games. Adding in his 25-point effort against Northeastern on Feb. 3, he has amassed 101 points over the last three contests.
Usher currently ranks second on the Blue Hens with 19.4 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per contest, 64 three-pointers made and 43 steals. He leads the CAA in scoring, while ranking second in steals, minutes and three-pointers made per game.
Usher is the first Blue Hen to earn consecutive CAA Player of the Week accolades, and the first UD player to garner consecutive league weekly awards since Mike Pegues in the America East Conference on Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, 1999.
Usher was also named the Corvais ECAC Player of the Week on Monday for the second straight week.
Usher and the Blue Hens, who are 19-7 overall and 11-0 in the CAA, take a 13-game winning streak into Monday night’s showdown at Towson. If Delaware wins, the Blue Hens clinch at least a share of the CAA regular season title and secure the top seed in next month’s league tournament.