Bridgeport, Conn. native averaged 21.3 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in 3-0 week for Golden Bears
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 11, 2017) – Junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) of the Western New England University men's basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Pettway led the Golden Bears to a 3-0 week, averaging 21.3 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. He opened the week with 24 points, four assists and three rebounds in an 89-79 win at Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday. Pettway followed that up with 20 points, seven assists, four steals and three rebounds on Thursday as Western New England defeated NESCAC foe Connecticut College, 90-76.
The junior wrapped up his week with another 20-point effort to go with eight assists and seven rebounds in Saturday's 92-83 triumph over Westfield State. Over the three-game stretch, he shot 64.9 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free throw line.
Through nine games this season, Pettway is averaging 19.0 points (7th in CCC), 6.6 assists (1st) and 5.2 rebounds (T-13th) per game. The Bridgeport, Conn. native has scored in double figures in all nine contests, with five 20+ point efforts.
Pettway is 109 points shy of becoming Western New England's 23rd 1,000-point scorer with 891 career points in 60 games (14.8 avg.). He currently ranks eighth in program history with 277 career assists.
A four-time CCC Rookie of the Week during his freshman season in 2015-16, Pettway earned All-CCC third team accolades as a sophomore last winter. He is the first Golden Bear to be named CCC Men's Basketball Player of the Week since graduate student Nick DeFeo was recognized on February 2, 2015.
Western New England (4-5, 1-2 CCC), which has won three straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign, will be off for the next three and a half weeks, before opening its second semester schedule at home against Gordon College on Thursday, January 4.