WASHINGTON – American University men's basketball standout Pee Wee Gardner was selected as the GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week as announced on Monday afternoon.
Gardner earns the distinction for the first time in his career after helping American to a road victory at Brown, 66-49, before scoring a game-high 16 points at No. 24/25 Illinois.
In a midweek matchup in Providence, R.I., Gardner posted a well-rounded line with eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block as the Eagles set a new season-high in points against the Bears.
Pee Wee led the charge against one the top teams in the nation in Champaign, Ill., leading all scorers on 5-of-11 shooting, including a 3-pointer and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Nearing the end of an eight-game road swing, the Eagles take a break for exams after playing seven games in 16 days. AU returns to the hardwood next Tuesday, Dec. 16 when they tip off against La Salle at 7 p.m.