CHARLOTTE, N.C. - UNC Asheville sophomore guard Keith Hornsby has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for games played Dec. 10-16, it was announced today by the Conference office.

In addition, Keith was named Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of Week for his play last week. It's the first time the Williamsburg, Va. native has earned either award.


Hornsby averaged 23.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games last week, while hitting 17-of-25 field goals (.680) and 10-of-14 three-point attempts (.714).  He opened his week with 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals against Lenoir-Rhyne on Dec. 12, and followed that performance with a career-high 26 points at No. 7 Ohio State on Dec. 15.  Hornsby was 6-of-8 from beyond the arc against the Buckeyes and added five boards.


Hornsby and the Bulldogs play at Northeastern Tuesday starting at Noon.