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Magnusson named Men's Basketball Player of Week

Rock Hill, SC Catawba's Helgi Magnusson was named South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player Of The Week, league officials announced Monday. Magnusson, a sophomore forward from Reykjavik, Iceland, averaged 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in leading Catawba to wins over SAC-foes Newberry (94-69) and Tusculum (85-82) last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. Against the Indians, Magnusson tallied 10 points, six assists, five steals and four rebounds in 20 minutes of action before producing a double-double (18 points and 11 rebounds) in Catawba's win over Tusculum including 17 in the first half. Magnusson leads the Indians in scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg) for the season. The South Atlantic Conference Player Of The Week is voted on by the league's eight sports information directors. #####

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