FIU's Brian Beard Jr. was named Conference USA Player of the Week

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 0 Comments

FIU's Brian Beard Jr. was named Conference USA Player of the Week
Florida International University men's basketball standout Brian Beard Jr., has been named the Conference USA Player of the Week, the league office announced in December. It is the second honor for Beard, who was a C-USA Third Team All-Conference and All-Defensive selection in 2017-18.
Beard recorded a career week, while helping FIU to a 3-1 record, including a 2-1 ledger at the Johnny Bach Classic at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. The California native averaged an impressive 25.8 points-per-game in the four games, to go along with 7.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals-per-outing for the Panthers, and also shot 48.3 percent (29-for-60) from the field. During the Johnny Bach Classic, Beard averaged 28.0 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 steals-per-game.
Beard poured in a career-high 36 points in FIU's win over Youngstown State, on November 18, on 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field, 40 percent (2-of-5) from three-point range, and 80 percent (16-for-20) from the charity stripe. In addition, Beard had seven assists and three steals against the Penguins. The night before, against Columbia, he recorded his second-career double-double with a 26-point and career-high 10-rebound effort to go along with six rebounds and three steals. He also scored 22 points in the tournament opener in addition to his team-high six rebounds, seven assists and six steals, and began the week with a 19-point night against Milwaukee.

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