Fuller, Bright sweep SEC awards
Dec. 10, 2012
Commodore players Kyle Fuller and Kevin Bright swept the SEC's weekly awards on Monday when Fuller was named the Player of the Week after a 25-point performance in an overtime win at Xavier last week, and Bright claimed Freshman of the Week honors after his second consecutive double-double in the win over the Musketeers.
It is Fuller and Bright's first awards, and the first time since January 7, 2008, that the Commodores swept the league's weekly honors. That week, Shan Foster won the Player of the Week and A.J. Ogilvy claimed Freshman of the week. Monday's announcement was the second time Vanderbilt has swept the honor.
Fuller, a junior guard from Moreno Valley, Calif., set a new career high in scoring with 25 points at Xavier on December 6 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati. Twelve of Fuller’s points came in the overtime period, and his 12 points accounted for all of the Commodores’ scoring in overtime. He also added three steals, which set a new career high, and his totals of eight field goals and seven free throws made were also career bests.
Freshman wing Kevin Bright notched his second consecutive double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Xavier in route to the Freshman of theWeek award. Bright, from Mannheim, Germany, is the first Commodore to tally consecutive double-doubles since Festus Ezeli (at Alabama, 1/19/2012; vs. MIss. State, 1/22/2012), and he is the first freshman to have consecutive double-doubles since A.J. Ogilvy in 2007.
Fuller, Bright, and their Commodore teammates return to the floor this Saturday night at Memorial Gym when they take on Alabama A&M at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for the game and can be purchased by calling 615-322-GOLD or visiting vucommodores.com.
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