Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University senior guard Drew Cushingberry (Romeo) has claimed this season's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Player of the Week honor after helping the unbeaten Bulldogs off to a fast start this year.
Cushingberry has had a big start to the 2017-18 campaign for the nationally 10th-ranked Bulldogs, who are off to a 4-0 mark after two weekends of action. He has averaged 18.5 points along with five assists, five rebounds and nearly three steals per game in the stretch.
The senior standout earned all-tournament team honors as FSU opened the year with back-to-back wins over nationally fifth and sixth-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas and Indiana (Pa.) at the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Nov. 3-4 in Evansville. He scored 21 points in the season opener vs. St. Thomas Aquinas before adding 16 points, five assists and four steals against IUP.
This past weekend, he guided FSU to wins over regional foes Quincy and Missouri-St. Louis at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena. He notched a team-best 19 points with six assists, three blocks and three steals in Friday's win over the Hawks before coming back with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal against UMSL.
Over the four-game stretch, Cushingberry is shooting 49% from the floor and 43% from three-point range along with 79% at the line. He's totaled 74 points, 19 rebounds, 19 assists, 11 steals and four blocks to date.
The Bulldogs host Hillsdale in a regional game on Thursday (Nov. 16) with tipoff set for 6 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena. FSU then continues an eight-game homestand on Sunday (Nov. 19) against Ohio Valley starting at 1 p.m. (ET).