Dayton point guard Jalen Crutcher named A-10 Player of the Week

Jalen Crutcher driving to the basket (courtesy Dayton Media Relations)

Crutcher Averaged 20.5 Points Per Game In Two Flyer Wins

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – University of Dayton guard Jalen Crutcher was named A-10 Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of Dayton wins last week.

The 6-foot-1 senior from Memphis averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists, while shooting .593 (16-27) from the floor, and .636 (7-11) from beyond the arc in UD’s win over Duquesne and George Washington.

He scored 18 points (13 in the first half) in a win over Duquesne on Wednesday, and 23 (16 in the first half) in a win over George Washington.  Against GW he did most of his damage early, but “Clutcher” rose to the occasion after the Colonials had fought back to make it a four-point game with 6:45 to go.  He hit the layup that snapped a seven-minute Flyer field goal void, and then buried a dagger of a three with the shot clock running out two minutes later that ignited a 16-4 run to seal the win.  Crutcher made five of seven three-pointers in the GW game.

Crutcher is third in the A-10 in scoring (19.4) and leads the nation in minutes per game (39.4).

The first Flyer with 1,200 points, 500 assists and 200 three-pointers in his career, Crutcher was on the Naismith, Wooden, NABC and Bob Cousy Award Watch Lists.  He was ranked the 12th-best player in the country by ESPN and 16th in CBSSports.com’s top college basketball players.  The Athletic rated him sixth among its top 20 guards in the country. 

COURTESY ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE & DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

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