FRISCO -- Ryan Bright of Sam Houston State, a 6-6 senior forward from Deer Park, has been named as Southland Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, his first "Player of the Week" honor for the season and the fifth in his Bearkat career.
Bright was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Bearkats in both their
victories last week as Sam Houston defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the road
81-77 and Hardin-Simmons at home 79-41. He scored 14 points and pulled down
a career high 15 rebounds in the Milwaukee win and collected 15 points and
12 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action in the victory over Hardin-Simmons.
The two victories lifted Sam Houston to 6-0 for the year, the first time
since 1980 the Bearkats have started the season with six consecutive
On the season, Bright is averaging 12.3 points per game and leads the SLC in
rebounds at 12.2. He also ranks fifth in the league in assists (4.0) and
18th in scoring (12.2).
For his career, Bright now stands fifth in all-time rebounds at Sam Houston
(703) and 15th in all-time scoring (1,139 points). Bright earned Southland
Conference men's basketball "Student-Athlete of the Year" honors for the
2006-07 season with his 3.59 overall grade point average majoring in
Sam Houston State will play host to Texas Lutheran Tuesday at 7 p.m. at
Johnson Coliseum then head on the road to meet the Saint Louis Bilikens