Mathews earns first A-Sun newcomer honors
Monday, January 25, 2016
Mathews earns first A-Sun newcomer honors

MACON, Ga. –After helping lead his squad to a 2-0 week in league play, freshman Garrison Mathews has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.

Mathews opened the week with a career high 19 points against Stetson on Thursday night.  He added eight rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in the win over the Hatters.  The Franklin, Tennessee native then posted a 17 point, four assist effort against FGCU on Sunday afternoon as the Bisons improved to 2-3 in league play.

The honor is his first weekly league laurel of his career.  He joins fellow freshman Eli Pepper, who has been named A-Sun Newcomer of the Week twice this season.

The Bisons continue A-Sun play this week with a 6 p.m. road contest at NJIT in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.