Spotlight Bleu Devil
Men's Basketball
January 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS ( – Dillard University forward Demetric Austin has been named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as well as Dillard University Athlete of the Week for games competed on the week of January 9-15.

Austin, a senior from Washington D.C., averaged 24.5 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists as the Bleu Devils got off to a 2-0 start in conference play with wins over Tougaloo and 13th ranked Talladega. He picked up his seventh double-double of the season with 34 points and 11 rebounds against the Bulldogs. This season, Austin ranks in the top 10 in the NAIA Division 1 in total scoring (351) and scoring average (21.9). He is 33 points from 1,000 in his career.

This is his fourth Player of the Week award this season.