By Jerry Del Priore
With already four Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week awards to his credit this season, Hofstra senior guard Justin Wright-Foreman added his fifth, the conference announced on Monday.
The former High School of Construction player previously earned the honor on November 19, November 26, December 10 and December 31.
The Queens, New York, native has done it all this year, and came up huge against Northeastern with a career-best 42 points and added six rebounds. But it was Wright’s miraculous 34-foot buzzer-beater that slayed the Huskies, 75-72, proven how clutch he’s been for the Pride this year.
The victory extended Hofstra’s winning streak to 10 games.
The 42 points is tied for seventh on Hofstra’s single game scoring list and he’s the 20th player in CAA history to record a 40-point game and it also ranks seventh in conference history.
In addition, Wright-Foreman lengthened his double-scoring run to 69 games, the second-longest active streak in the country. The 69 games tied a mark that Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) had at UCLA from 1967-69.
Wright-Foreman, who connected on 15 of 30 shots from the field and went 8-9 from the free throw line, is now averaging 26.7 points per contest to rank third nationally.