In leading his team to two key road victories this past week, Belmont Basketball junior Shane Dansby (Pegram, Tenn.) has been named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week. The 6-4 swingman averaged 22.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on a sparkling 68 percent shooting from the floor as the Bruins won at East Tennessee State Feb. 14 and at USC Upstate Feb. 16.
Dansby tied his career-high with 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting and added eight rebounds in the 87-75 win at ETSU Thursday – the Bruins’ ninth consecutive win at the Memorial Center. He followed that up with his fourth career double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in a come-from-behind victory at USC Upstate two days later.
Dansby ranks among the league leaders in five statistical categories: 5th in field goal percentage (.526), 11th in defensive rebounding (4.00), 12th in rebounding (6.1), 15th in offensive rebounding (2.13), and 15th in scoring (14.3 ppg). Dansby joins East Tennessee State’s Kevin Tiggs as the only players to receive multiple weekly awards this year.