Taylor Selected as This Week’s Patriot League GEICO Player of the Week

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh senior Evan Taylor was selected as the Patriot League Men’s Basketball GEICO Player of the Week on Monday afternoon, the first weekly award of his career.

The Lehigh men’s basketball program earned its fourth consecutive win to improve to 4-2 with an 80-76 victory over Monmouth on Sunday night. Earlier in the week, the Mountain Hawks won their first road game of the season with an 82-76 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) in Loretto.

Taylor earns his first career Patriot League Player of the Week honor after recording 41 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 2-0 week for the Mountain Hawks. He shot 64.1 percent (14-for-22) from the floor, 62.5 (5-for-8) percent beyond the three-point line and 80 percent (8-for-10) at the foul line.

He tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists on Monday’s road win at Saint Francis (Pa.) before following it up with a 25-point performance in Lehigh’s win over Monmouth Sunday evening. Taylor finished one point shy of matching his career high in points, and was 5-for-8 from long distance and 4-for-5 from the charity stripe.

Lehigh (4-2) returns to action on Wednesday, Nov. 30 when the Mountain Hawks travel to Princess Anne, Md. to take on Maryland Eastern Shore (2-4) at 7 pm The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Radio at 94.7 FM and 1230 AM.

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