Shamar Burrows earns player of the week honours




Tribune Sports Reporter


SHAMAR Burrows concluded the first semester of the Atlantic University Sport basketball season with a conference-wide honour.

Burrows was named the AUS Subway Player of the Week for the week ending December 4.

The fourth year Dalhousie Tigers guard stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Tigers’ 83-53 win over the Acadia Axemen.

Burrows is currently the conference leader in steals with 23 on the season. He scored three field goals in an opening 10-1 run and led 26-10 at the end of the first. They continued to lead 43-32 at the half and 79-43 headed into the fourth quarter.

Dalhousie will be off for the next few weeks until they return on December 29 at the Rod and Joan Shoveller Memorial tournament. Their next regular season game will be January 7 against Memorial.

The Tigers continue to be ranked No. 10 in Canada’s U Sports men’s basketball poll at 6-3.

Burrows is averaging 14.9 points and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game thus far this season.

The Dalhousie Gazette profiled Burrows’ emergence in a leadership role with the programme following the departure of its two leading scorers from last season. He credited head coach Rick Plato’s free flowing offence for a breakout junior season.

“Coach Plato [gave] me more leeway to play the game that I like to play,” Burrows said.

“Being a veteran and coming to understanding the plays more, understanding how systems work, the defensive scheme, it gave me the opportunity to actually blossom.”

The Tigers concluded their 2021-22 season with an AUS championship and fifth place finish overall at the U Sports Men’s Basketball Final 8.

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