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Bonner Named NESCAC Player of the Week

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

HADLEY, Mass. – Junior guard Jordan Bonner of the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men's basketball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for his stellar performance during a 3-1 stretch that included back-to-back conference wins over Bates and Tufts, respectively. Monday's announcement by the league office marks his second weekly honor this season.

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Bonner averaged 18.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game as the Cardinals played four games in six days last week. The junior from Houston, Texas shot 51.0-percent from the floor and 43.3-percent from three-point range. In an 86-71 win over Farmingdale State, he scored 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting while hitting 5-of-8 shots from downtown. Bonner also scored 16 points and grabbed eight boards in a 68-50 win over Bates, and dropped 13 points and pulled in seven rebounds in a 60-52 victory against Tufts. In Wesleyan's lone loss on the week, Bonner hit a pair of clutch free throws with six-tenths of a second left on the clock to even the score at 68-68, but SUNY Purchase hit a nearly impossible buzzer-beater three to upset the Cardinals.

Bonner has played a pivotal role in Wesleyan's success this season, in which the Cardinals boast a 16-4 overall record and 5-2 NESCAC mark. He currently ranks seventh in the conference in scoring (16.2 points/game), while his 82.4-percent free-throw shooting is second-best and his 46 three-pointers made are fifth-most.

The Cardinals are back in action Friday, Feb. 2 and will play at in-state rival Trinity. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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