USF's Gus Gilchrist Earns BE Honors

The BIG EAST Conference has released the league's second men's basketball weekly honors for the 2009-10 season and Bulls forward Gus Gilchrist earned a spot on the honor roll Monday afternoon.

USF forward Augustus Gilchrist earned a spot on the BIGT EAST honor roll when the conference released the first set of weekly honors Monday. West Virginia forward Da'Sean Butler and Georgetown guard Hollis Thompson earned the top spots for the week.

The Bulls forward Gus Gilchrist helped lead USF to a 2-0 record after averaging 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last week. Gus shot 69 percent from the field, and 83.3 percent from beyond the arc (5-6). The sophomore also shot71.4 percent (5-7) at the free throw line, and had four blocks, two steals and one assist.

Against Florida Atlantic, Gilchrist finished with 27 against, hitting 10-of-12 from the field (83.3%) and 2-of-2 on three-pointers. Gus also recorded seven rebounds (six defensive), blocked three shots, and one steal.

In the Bulls game against Kent State, Gus scored 19 points, nailing 3-of-4 3-pointers. Gus also pulled down seven rebounds, a block, an assist and a steal.

So far this season, Gilchrist leads the Bulls with his 20.1 scoring average, three-point shooting (80%) and free throw shooting (47-of-56, 83.9%). Gus also has 7.4 rebounds per game, and leads the Bulls with 11 blocked shots.

This is Gilchrist's first BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll award of the season, but his second BIG EAST weekly honor of his career after earning the league's Rookie of the Week award on Jan. 26, 2009.

This is the second Bull to be recognized by the conference after USF guard Dominique Jones earned a spot on the BIGT EAST honor roll when the conference released the first set of weekly honors last Monday.

BIG EAST Player of the Week
DA'SEAN BUTLER, West Virginia, F, Sr.

BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
HOLLIS THOMPSON, Georgetown, F, Fr.

BIG EAST Honor Roll
Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, C, So.
Named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.7 points and 10.0 boards and helping the Bearcats to a runner-up finish.

Will Walker, DePaul, G, Sr.
Averaged 22.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Blue Demons. He shot 6-of-12 from 3-point range.

Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr.
Made the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team while leading MU to a second-place finish. He averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.

D.J. Kennedy, St. John's, F, Jr.
Averaged 19.0 points in two games in the Philly Classic while helping St. John's beat Siena and Temple. He shot 55 percent from the floor.

Augustus Gilchrist, USF, F, So.
Helped USF to a 2-0 record by averaging 23.0 points and 7.0 boards while shooting 69.2 percent from the floor.

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