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James and Rode Sweep ASUN Honors

November 25, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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James and Rode named to the Bahamas Showcase All-Tournament Team.

James and Rode named to the Bahamas Showcase All-Tournament Team.

After winning the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase this past weekend, Liberty swept the ASUN weekly honors as Scottie James was named the ASUN Player of the Week and Kyle Rode was named the ASUN Newcomer of the Week.

The honor comes after Rode was named the MVP of the Bahamas Showcase, averaging 13 points, five rebounds and 1.6 assists in the three games in the Bahamas. Including the win against Navy, the freshman led Liberty in four games this past week with 10.8 ppg, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.8 assists per game. In the semifinals against Rice in the Bahamas Showcase, Rode led Liberty with 14 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists.

James was efficient in the Bahamas Showcase averaging a team-high 13.3 points per game, 7.3 rebounds and shot 51.9 percent from the field. James joined Rode as the senior was named to the Bahamas Showcase All-Tournament Team. James also became the 28th player in school history to score 1,000 career points in Liberty's win over Morgan State.

Liberty will return to action on Friday, Nov. 29, when they host Kentucky Christian. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at the Vines Center.