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Mercadel Named SCAC Player of the Week

Photo by Freddie Beckwith
Photo by Freddie Beckwith

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Austin College men's basketball player Justice Mercadel has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office has announced.

Mercadel, a freshman guard from Little Elm, pumped in 27.0 points-per-game in two contests as the 'Roos went 1-1 with a big win over Trinity on Sunday afternoon. Mercadel scored 25 points against Schreiner to open the weekend, and then poured in 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the 'Roos topped the Tigers. Mercadel, who was named to the National Team of the Week last week, has now scored at least 20 points in four straight games.

For the year, Mercadel is sixth in the SCAC in scoring at 16.8 points-per-game, and leads the conference with an average of 2.5 steals-per-game. He also ranks 11th in rebounding, ninth in assists, and sixth in blocked shots-per-game.

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.