BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
Union College sophomore forward Turrell Morris
was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference's men's basketball Player of the Week Monday for the period ending Feb. 20th.
With the announcement, Morris has now been named the AAC player of the week for the sixth time on the 2010-11 campaign, earning the award on Nov. 22nd, Nov. 29th, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 31.
This past week, Morris etched his name into the Union College record books in an 87-76 win over Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday night when he matched a school-record with 45 points in the victory. He also recorded his 13th double-double of the season when he snatched 22 rebounds in the win, which was one short of tying a school record. Morris added 13 points in the Bulldogs' regular season finale on Saturday, which was a 77-69 loss at Bryan.
On the season, Morris continues to lead Union and the AAC in scoring averaging 19.39 points per game and rebounds with 10.19 boards per contest. Morris also leads the team in blocks with 27 and steals with 38.
Morris and the rest of the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they host Bluefield in the first round of the 2011 AAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Robsion Arena.