Reyes Named USBWA Division II National Player of the Week

Reyes Named USBWA Division II National Player of the Week
Justin Reyes was selected the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week after the 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard/forward scored a career-high 49 points to tie the NCAA Division II single-game season high for the 2017-18 season. In the only game of the week for St. Thomas Aquinas, Reyes shot a blistering 86 percent (18-for-21) from the field, including 1-of-2 three-pointers, and he sank 12-of-14 free throws to lead the Spartans to a 92-75 nonconference win over Adelphi University.

Reyes, who is tied as the East Coast Conference scoring leader (22.5 average) and also leads the conference in rebounding (9.3), helped St. Thomas Aquinas improve to 12-3 overall to wrap up the calendar year. The Spartans currently lead the ECC standings with a 3-0 conference record.

This is the second USBWA National Player of the Week honor of Reyes career, after also earning the award on January 13, 2016. He is also the first ECC standout to earn the award since Torrence Dyck of Daemen earned the honor on January 20, 2016,  one week after Reyes' previous selection.

Portions of the release provided by the USBWA.