Elon’s Samson Named SoCon Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Posted by Press Release on December 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm under College, Photos | Comments are off for this article

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Elon University men’s basketball sophomore guard Tanner Samson has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week for all games played Dec. 3-9, the league office announced today, Dec. 10.

Tanner Samson

Samson set a new career mark with a game-high 23 points as Elon knocked off VMI 87-70 last week. Samson connected on 5-of-8 from three-point land in the win and was 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. He added a career-best nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in 36 minutes against the Keydets. Samson ranks fourth in the conference in field-goal percentage (.550) and third in three-point percentage (.556). He leads the league with 3.3 made triples per game.

Samson, a native of Littleton, Colo., returns to the Rockies on Friday, Dec. 13, wen the Phoenix takes on 21st-ranked Colorado at 8:30 p.m. (ET). The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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