Lander's David Pruett, a 6-3, wing on the Bearcat men's basketball team, was selected the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. Pruett, a senior from Gainesville, Ga., averaged 29 points per game last week in Lander's two season-opening wins over Allen University and Mars Hill. He also had six rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game.
Pruett opened the year by hitting six of 12 three-pointers on the way to a 32-point outing in a win over Allen. He followed that up with 26 points and nine boards in a win at Mars Hill. Pruett shot 55.2 percent (16-29) from the field, 50 percent (10-20) from long range and hit 16 of 17 free throws (.941).
He leads the PBC in scoring and is 11th in three-point percentage and ninth in free throw percentage.