AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Garret Siler was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week Monday afternoon, according to an announcement from the league office.
The award is the first of Siler’s career. A 6-11, 304-pound sophomore center from Augusta, Siler joins teammate and frontcourt mate AJ Bowman as Jaguars who have won the league’s Player-of-the-Week honor. ASU leads the PBC with three weekly selections through the first eight weeks of the season. Bowman earned his second POTW selection of the season last week.
Siler averaged 20.5 points and six rebounds per game in two conference games last week while shooting 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the field. He tallied 21 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two assists as the Jags beat Georgia College & State 83-70 on the road on Wed., Jan. 10. He followed that effort with a 20-point showing at home against USC Upstate on Sat., Jan. 13, connecting on 7-of-8 shots from the floor.
Siler currently ranks second in the PBC and in the top 10 in the nation in field goal percentage (.672) and he leads the league in blocked shots at 2.9 bpg. He is also ranked sixth in the league in rebounding at 7.5 rpg. and 13th in scoring at 13.7 ppg.
The Jags, off to their best start since the 1977-78 season at 12-3 overall and their best start in conference play since 2000-01 at 4-0, travel to Savannah, Ga., on Wed., Jan. 17 to take on Armstrong Atlantic State. The women’s contest tips off the PBC doubleheader at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s matchup at 7:30 p.m.