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Gloyd’s Scoring Spree Earns PacWest MBK Award

February 22, 2016, 2:36 PM HST
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University of Hawai'i at Hilo senior Salim Gloyd. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo senior Salim Gloyd. UH-Hilo photo.

Salim Gloyd has been an offensive juggernaut for the University of Hawai’i at Hilo men’s basketball team in the limited amount of time he has been able to hit the floor.

Gloyd’s latest outburst, a 38-point, 10-rebound effort against Hawai’i Pacific University on Saturday, earned him the PacWest Conference’s Player of the Week award in men’s basketball.

In the two games played last week, Gloyd scored 31 points at home in a win over Notre Dame de Namur on Feb. 15 and followed with 38 points five days later in Honolulu. In the win over HPU, Gloyd scored the team’s last 11 points. He also shot 14-for-17 from the free throw line.

This season, Gloyd has scored 20 or more points in 12 of the fifteen games he played in. Gloyd has broken the 30-point total in three of those games.

Gloyd, a senior transfer from the University of Indianapolis, missed the first six games of the season because of eligibility concerns. UH-Hilo appealed to get his eligibility squared away, and he was cleared to play before the Vulcans’ matchup with California Baptist on Jan. 5.

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Azusa Pacific’s Petar Kutlesic and Connor Peterson were named the PacWest’s Defender of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively.

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This week’s PacWest Conference awards recognize games played between Feb. 15-21.

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