MACON, Ga. – On the heels of his first career double-double, Lipscomb freshman Eli Pepper has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball Newcomer of the Week as announced by the league on Monday.
Pepper opened A-Sun league play on Saturday with a 22-point, 17-rebound effort on the road at Kennesaw State. The Princeton, Kentucky native scored 20 of those 22 points in the second half for the Bisons as he erupted in the final 20 minutes of action.
Among Pepper’s 17 boards were 12 rebounds on the offensive glass that helped propel the forward to his second A-Sun Newcomer of the Week of the season.
The Bisons continue road action in conference play this week at North Florida on Thursday followed by a Saturday night contest at Jacksonville. Both games will air live on ESPN3.