BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
Union College sophomore forward Turrell Morris
was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference's men's basketball player of the week on Monday for the period ending Jan. 30th.
With the announcement, he has now been named the AAC player of the week five times on the 2010-11 campaign. Morris (Columbus, Ohio) earned the award on Nov. 22nd, Nov. 29th, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.
This past week, Morris struggled in his first game last Wednesday against Bryan, as the Lions held him to just six points (a season low) in a 65-60 win over the Bulldogs.
Morris, however, came back strong in a 80-68 win over Virginia Intermont on Saturday, pouring in 32 points and puling down 21 total rebounds to notch his 12th double-double of the season. The rebounding total was a career-high for Morris and was just two shy of tying a Union College record set by Bill Trent during the 1963-64 season.
Overall on the year, Morris continues to lead the AAC in scoring averaging 20.38 points per game and rebounding with a 10.29 a game. Morris' rebounding average is also seventh in NAIA Division II and he also ranks fourth in the country in field goal pct. at 61.4 percent.
Morris and the rest of the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Reinhardt in an AAC match-up. Tip-of is set for 7:30 p.m.