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TJ Nesmith
TJ Nesmith was fifth in the conference in field goal percentage.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Nesmith Named SAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne forward TJ Nesmith has been named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played during week thirteen of the 2022-23 season.

The senior from Burlington averaged 30 points per game with nine rebounds, a steal, and two blocks in last week’s games for the Bears. He recorded a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds in Lenoir-Rhyne’s overtime win against Wingate. He then scored 31 points with six rebounds and a pair of blocks against Tusculum. He shot 61.5 percent from the field and hit 92.3 percent from the charity stripe.

He becomes the first player from Lenoir-Rhyne to earn Player of the Week honors from the conference this season.