RICHMOND, Va. – VCU senior forward Justin Tillman (Detroit, Mich.) has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Week after leading the Rams to a pair of wins.
Tillman averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot .727 (16-of-22) from the field in VCU victories over Appalachian State and Old Dominion. The 6-foot-8 forward also buried 6-of-7 attempts from 3-point range.
On Saturday, Tillman poured in a career-high 28 points, including 21 in the first half alone, of the Rams' 82-75 triumph over Old Dominion. It was VCU's third straight win over the rival Monarchs. He also provided 21 points and six rebounds on Nov. 28 against Appalachian State.
For the season, Tillman is averaging a team-high 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Tillman and the Rams will return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 5 when they welcome Texas at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.