Bryant’s Charles Pride Named NEC & Lou Henson National Player of the Week
Bryant University Press Release
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Charles Pride was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Pride’s honor comes after one of the most productive two-game stretches in NEC history. The Syracuse, N.Y., native scored a DI program record 44 points on Thursday night at Saint Francis U and followed it up with 32 points in a road win at Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday. The 76 points are the most by an NEC men’s basketball player since LIU’s Charles Jones scored 81 in back-to-back games in 1997.
On Thursday, Pride set Bryant’s DI single-game record while making just one three pointer. He was 16-of-26 from the field and 11-for-11 from the line. On Saturday, Pride willed the Bulldogs to victory, scoring 32 points in a complete-game effort. Pride finished with double-doubles in both games, collected 12 boards on Thursday and 10 on Saturday. He leads the NEC with eight double-doubles.
BOSTON, Mass. — Bryant University men’s basketball junior Charles Pride was named the CollegeInsider.com Lou Henson National Player of the Week on Monday.
The honor is a first for Pride and marks the second-straight week a Bryant player has earned Lou Henson National Player of the Week honors. Peter Kiss was honored on Jan. 31.
Pride had a monster week in helping the Black and Gold win at both Saint Francis U and Mount St. Mary’s in the same season for the first time in program history. On Thursday, Pride scored a DI program record 44 points in an 89-82 victory for the Bulldogs. He scored the final 14 points of the game as Bryant rallied from down six with four minutes to play. On Saturday, Pride poured in 20 first-half points and finished with 32 as the Bulldogs earned a 62-61 win over Mount St. Mary’s.
The Syracuse, N.Y., native finished 30-of-56 (.536) from the field and made all 12 of his free throws. Pride also registered a double-double in both games, collecting 12 boards on Thursday and 10 more on Saturday. He now leads the league with eight on the year.