Dunbar Named GSC Player of the Week

Jeremy Dunbar has become the fourth different member of the Arkansas Tech men’s basketball program to earn Gulf South Conference West Division player of the week honors during the 2009-10 season.

Dunbar earned the final such award of the season on Monday. He joins Renard Allen, Brandon Friedel and Laithe Massey as Tech’s weekly GSC award winners in 2009-10.

Dunbar (photographed) scored 17 of his season-high 21 points after halftime to help the Wonder Boys defeat Christian Brothers 68-54 in the regular season finale on Saturday night.

He scored nine straight points early in the second half to turn a tie score into a 41-32 Tech lead. The Wonder Boys never trailed again as they remained undefeated at home this season.

A 6-foot-5 junior forward from Niceville, Fla., Dunbar is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

He ranks fifth in the GSC in 3-point field goal percentage (.432) and sixth in the GSC in 3-point field goals made per game (2.19) in 2009-10.

The Wonder Boys (26-1) will face West Georgia (13-14) in the first round of the 2010 GSC Tournament at 2:45 p.m. Friday at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss.

Russellville radio station KWKK 100.9 FM and www.athletics.atu.edu will have live play-by-play coverage.