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2004

McCullough Nears Milestone, Earns PBC Honor

FLORENCE, S.C. - Francis Marion University junior forward Louis McCullough has been named the Peach Belt Conference’s “Player of the Week” for the period ending Jan. 4.

In four games, the 6-6 Goose Creek native averaged 19.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.  He connected on 54.0 percent of his field goal attempts, including 10 of 26 three-point shots, and 80.0 percent of his free throws.  He also recorded five steals, blocked five shots, and handed out three assists.

He tallied a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) in a win over Nova Southeastern University, eight points in a low-scoring win over Barry University, and 23 points in an overtime road win over Lynn University as FMU won all three of its games at the Palm Beach Hoop Classic.  He then scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Francis Marion’s 105-101 overtime loss at Fayetteville State on Dec. 30.

McCullough has helped lead the Patriots to a 10-1 record and a No.18 national ranking.  For the season, he leads the squad in scoring (16.8 ppg) and shares the team lead in rebounding (9.0 rpg) and blocked shots (10).  He ranks fourth in the PBC in three-point shooting at 42.4 percent.

He is only three points shy of becoming the 18th Patriot to score 1,000 career points, and with 508 career rebounds, he would become only the 13th FMU cager with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

McCullough, a second-team All-PBC selection last season, has now earned “Player of the Week” honors three times, once in each of his three years.  He is the second Patriot to earn “Player of the Week” recognition this season.  Senior center Jaquan Bracey garnered the award in December.

The Patriots open PBC play on Wednesday at Lander University, and will play their first home game since November on Saturday against Clayton College & State University.

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Last Published: March 4, 2004 5:50 AM
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