Gonzales earns ASC East Division Player of the Week

Monday, December 7, 2015
by Wes Bloomquist || jbloomquist@uttyler.edu

RICHARDSON – UT Tyler senior Anthony Gonzales has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week after opening conference play by scoring 27 points and helping to lead the Patriots to a three-point win over Howard Payne and contributing 12 points in a win over Sul Ross State.

Gonzales scored 23 points in the second half against the Jackets with four second-half three-pointers and went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line to spark the Patriots (4-1, 2-0 ASC) to the victory. With 12 points, four rebounds and two assists, Gonzales helped the Patriots to a four-game winning streak with a win over Sul Ross. He is now averaging 19.6 points per game and has been consistent all season with double-figure scoring performances in each of the first five games.

“Anthony really got going for us in the second half which we desperately needed since we were not shooting the ball well,” said UT Tyler head coach Jamon Copeland after the win over HPU. “Once he got going, our confidence really increased as a unit.”

A Killeen native, Gonzales is currently third in the conference with his 19.6 points per game behind only Josh Berard who is at 21.0 points per game for Ozarks and Daniel Mills (UMHB) who is averaging 20.0 points per game. Gonzales and the Patriots return to action this weekend with a 3 p.m. game against McMurry in Abilene.