CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina's Jack Leasure (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) was named the Big South Conference/New Balance Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, Jan. 3. This is the second straight time he has won the honor and the second weekly award for the Chanticleers this season.
The freshman guard averaged 8.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in three contests over the two holiday weeks. He hit 46.2 percent (6-for-13) of his shots from the three-point arc and tallied 12 points at the College of Charleston, Dec. 22, and nine points at Tennessee, Jan. 2. For the season, Leasure is now averaging 11.8 points a game, including hitting 45.6 percent (31-for-68) on three-pointers.
Coastal (3-9) opens Big South Conference play this week, hosting in-state rival Winthrop at Kimbel Arena, Wed., Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.