Feb. 16, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Reinsch
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Association continues to honor Div. II standouts
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REDDISH, PANNELL ARE USBWA
DIV. II NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA)Isaiah Reddish of Barton College (Wilson, N.C.) and Brooklyn Pannell of the University of Charleston (Charleston, W. Va.) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II National Players of the Week for the week ending Feb. 14.

Reddish, a senior guard, averaged 26.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while leading Barton to a 2-1 record in 3 games last week. Reddish posted double-doubles in 2 of the 3 contests and was 2 assists shy of a triple-double in the Bulldogs’ 94-79 win over Erskine on Feb. 12, scoring 24 points with 16 rebounds and 8 assists in the victory. Reddish followed that performance the next night with another double-double as he poured in 40 points with 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead Barton to a 92-83 win and weekend sweep of Erskine.

Reddish opened the week with 16 points and 5 rebounds on the road in a 70-63 defeat at Mount Olive. His 40-point performance was the seventh-highest single-game scoring effort in Division II this season.

For the 3-game week, Reddish shot 47 percent (24-for-51) from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, and he made 85 percent (28-for-33) of his free throws.

Pannell, a senior guard, was named the named the Mountain East Conference Player of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles to a 3-0 week in which she averaged 36.7 points per game.

The Columbus, Ohio, native began the week with 41 points on 14-of-23 shooting in an 82-53 win over Wheeling University, which included 6-of-9 from three-point range.

Pannell then scored 35 points in an 86-64 win over West Virginia State University, netting 8-of-10 from beyond the arc, while also grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out five assists.

She finished the week by scoring 34 points in an 87-52 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she was 7-of-10 from beyond the three-point line.

Pannell finished the week 39-of-74 (52.7 percent) from the field, including 21-of-29 (72.4 percent) from three-point range and averaged 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division II National Players of the Week. This is the seventh season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division II.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.

2020-21 USBWA Division II National Players of the Week
• Week ending Jan. 10: Chandler Jacobs, Dallas Baptist University and Sydney Kin, University of Findlay
• Week ending Jan. 17: Chandler Jacobs, Dallas Baptist University and Breanna Diestelkamp, University of Missouri-St. Louis
• Week ending Jan. 24: Parker Fox, Northern State University and Mayci Sales, Walsh University
• Week ending Jan. 31: Cam Martin, Missouri Southern State University and Lilly Ritz, Wheeling University
• Week ending Feb. 7: Patrick Cartier, Hillsdale College and Zyaire Ewing, Delta State University
• Week ending Feb. 14: Isaiah Reddish, Barton College and Brooklyn Pannell, University of Charleston
• Week ending Feb. 21: TJ Crockett, Lindenwood University and Breanna Locke, Emmanuel College (Ga.)
• Week ending Feb. 28: Joel Murray, West Texas A&M University and Rachel Berry, Fresno Pacific University