Brandon Anthony Named USCAA National Player of the Week
HARRISBURG, Ill. (November 28th, 2022) – Southeastern Illinois College sophomore point guard Brandon Anthony has been named the USCAA National Division One Player of the Week for games played November 13th-20th, the league announced late last week. It is the first time in program history that a Falcons basketball player has received the conference’s weekly award.
Anthony, originally from Herrin, Illinois, led the Falcons in several statistical categories over two games in the week. In the home opening win over Greenville University, Anthony had 24 points, 7 assists, 7 steals, and 3 rebounds to boost the Falcons to a 119-91 win. In a Friday night contest against Kaskaskia College, Anthony impressed again with 31 points. He added 11 assists, 4 steals, and 2 rebounds and shot an efficient 11-14 from the free-throw line.
The honor was awarded after a week of voting from the USCAA national office and member athletic directors and coaches. Anthony edged out players from several other USCAA member schools including several from four-year programs that compete as NCAA Division Two, Three and NAIA teams. Of the award, Anthony said “I’m thankful to receive such a prestigious honor especially early in the season. Winning this award wouldn’t be possible without teammates and coaches who believe in my ability and push me to be better every day. I hope to build on this and continue to see success as a team as the season goes on.”