NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The fabulous freshman campaign continues for Walsh's forward, JT Shumate, as he was named Great Midwest Athlete of the Week for the third time this season on Monday (Feb. 11).
Shumate averaged 26 points, and eight rebounds for two wins in West Virginia last weekend. Overall, the 6'7" freshman shot 71.4% from the floor, making 20-of-28 shots.
On Thursday, in an 85-64 victory over Davis & Elkins, Shumate accounted for 15 points, ten rebounds on seven-of-ten shooting.
Saturday's 81-74 win against Alderson Broaddus saw Shumate go off for a career-high 37 points, the most in the G-MAC this season. In 34 minutes, he made 13-of-18 shots overall, three-of-four from deep and eight-of-nine from the free throw line. He added six rebounds in the game.
For the season, Shumate is second in the conference with 18.8 points per game and he leads the conference with 450 total points. He ranks fifth with a 52.4% field goal percentage. He was named G-MAC Athlete of the Week twice, once in December and January.
Walsh is currently on a six-game winning streak, leading into two home games against Trevecca Nazarene and Kentucky Wesleyan this week. The Cavaliers clinched a Great Midwest tournament spot already with a 17-7 overall record and 12-4 G-MAC mark.