Rio’s Josh Reagan named MSC Player of the Week

Randy Payton URG Sports Information

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA, Ky. - University of Rio Grande junior forward Josh Reagan is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The weekly honor is Reagan’s second this season. He also earned the award on Jan. 6.

The Cleveland, Ohio, forward averaged 29.5 points and seven rebounds per game last week as the RedStorm split a pair of road games.

Reagan posted 13 points and five rebounds in a 96-78 loss at No. 4-ranked Pikeville (Ky.) on Thursday night. Foul trouble limited Reagan to just five shots in 22 minutes of play in the nationally-ranked matchup.

On Saturday, Reagan scored a season-high 46 points while grabbing nine rebounds in Rio Grande’s 88-85 win at Bluefield (Va.). He finished the game shooting 17-of-19 from the field and 11-of-16 at the free throw line in the win.

The 46 points represents the highest point total in a single game this season from a Mid-South men’s basketball player and second highest in the NAIA this season.

Reagan concluded the week shooting 79.2 percent (19-of-24) from the field and 67.9 percent (19-of-28) from the free throw line. He also hit both of his 3-point attempts while posting three steals and two assists in the two games.

In his eight games this season, Reagan is averaging 19.9 points and six rebounds per game. He’s shooting 54.9 percent from the field this season.

No. 20-ranked Rio Grande is now 14-6 on the season and 7-2 in the Mid-South with last week’s results.

Randy Payton is the Director of Sports Information at the University of Rio Grande.