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Anderson Named Big South Freshman of the Week

February 4, 2008
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Jeremy Anderson is tabbed Big South Freshman of the Week.

Jeremy Anderson is tabbed Big South Freshman of the Week.

Liberty guard Jeremy Anderson has been selected as the Big South Conference New Balance Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, for games played from Jan. 28-Feb. 3, as announced today by the league office.

Anderson (Bowling Green, Ky.) averaged 17.0 points while shooting 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from the floor and 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from three-point range last week. He tallied a career-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 6-of-8 from behind the three-point arc, aiding the Flames to a six-point win at VMI on Jan. 28, 87-81.

At Radford on Saturday, Anderson scored 14 points, all in the second half, to keep Liberty within striking distance of the Highlanders before falling by one point, 89-88. Anderson also was 3-of-3 from the line and grabbed two rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench against the Highlanders.

Anderson is the first Liberty freshman to earn Big South Freshman of the Week honors since B.J. Jenkins earned the award on Dec. 4, 2006. Anderson also becomes the 13th different freshman from Liberty to earn the honor since the Big South started the award during the 1991 season.

The conference's other weekly honor went to K.J. Garland of UNC Asheville, who was named Choice Hotels Big South Player of the week.