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Monday, February 9, 2015

Bona's Posley Gets National Honors

After a week during which he won two games with buzzer-beating shots, St. Bonaventure junior guard Marcus Posley has earned multiple Player of the Week honors.

Posley's remarkable performances caught the attention of the national media. He was named national Player of the Week by ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz as part of his weekly "3-Point Shot" segment on ESPN.com. Posley was also named national Player of the Week by CBSsports.com college basketball insider Gary Parrish and "Mr. Big Shot" by USA Today writer Scott Gleeson. He also was selected SB Nation Mid-Major Madness Player of the Week.

In addition, Posley was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week and the Big 4 Player of the Week.

Posley scored buzzer-beating game-winners against both Davidson and VCU last week. Feb. 4 at Davidson, with 4.8 seconds left in regulation and the Bonnies trailing 61-60, he drove the length of the court and scored just before the horn sounded. The win snapped Davidson's 15-game home court winning streak. Incredibly, Posley had a second chance when the Bonnies hosted 18th-ranked VCU on Feb. 7 at the Reilly Center. St. Bonaventure was tied with the Rams at 71-71 as the final seconds ticked down. Posley drove the right side of the lane and his off-balance shot went off the glass and through the net as time expired. That shot against VCU was the No. 3 play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays of the day.

Posley scored 19 points against Davidson and 15 against VCU. He averaged 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the week and was 7-17 (.412) from three-point range.

For the season, Posley leads the Bonnies and stands third in the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring at 17.1 points per game. He is second in the A-10 in three-pointers (60).

St. Bonaventure, which is 13-8 overall and 6-4 in the A-10, will host Massachusetts this Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.

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