Wilkins named Big South Player of the Week

Published 10:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022

Isaiah Wilkins got going and never slowed down last week for Longwood men’s basketball, and the Big South announced the senior as the Big South Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.

Wilkins was nigh unstoppable, shooting .606 (20-33) from the floor while helping lead the Lancers to three wins in five days. He drained nine three’s, hit all five free throws and averaged 18.0 points per game.

Saturday night’s virtuoso performance against Hampton capped the week, as Wilkins reeled off 25 points to set a new career high. That came on the heels of a 17-point show at High Point on Thursday. In that contest he hit the game icing three from the top of the key with less than a minute to play, and he drained a pair of free throws to ice the game against Hampton.

In addition, Wilkins averaged 6.3 rebounds per game while also totaling five assists and eight steals.

On the season, Wilkins averages 12.8 points per game and is Longwood’s leading rebounder. He is also third on the team with 55 assists and leads the team with 45 steals.

This is the second time Wilkins was named the Big South Player of the Week after also earning the nod on Jan. 17. He is one of three Lancers to earn the weekly honors this season, with Justin Hill being named the Co-Player of the Week on Jan. 31, and Leslie Nkereuwem being named the player of the week on Nov. 22.