BUFFALO, NY – The Mid-American Conference announced on Wednesday afternoon that men's basketball senior guard Dontay Caruthers has been named the MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week.
Caruthers, who is currently a graduate student at UB in the education studies program, had the best offensive week of his career as he averaged 24.5 points per game during UB's two contests this past week. Last Tuesday, Caruthers had 21 points in an 83-59 win over Ball State as he was 8-of-10 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from three points range. In all, Caruthers missed just five combined shots over the two games, two coming from the free throw line and three coming from two-point range. He was a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point range.
Caruthers had a career high 28 points on Friday night at Bowling Green as he went 8-of-9 from the field and 9-of-11 from the free throw line, while adding seven rebounds. He is now averaging 9.3 points per game this season and 11.4 points per game in MAC competition.
The Rochester, NY native earned his undergraduate degree at the conclusion of last season in communications and he is currently pursuing his graduate degree, where he has a 3.668 GPA.
Caruthers becomes the first men's basketball player to earned MAC scholar athlete of the week honors since the 2014-15 season.
Buffalo returns to action this Saturday when the Bulls host Central Michigan at 3:30 pm. It will be part of a doubleheader with the UB women's basketball team, who will host Kent State at 1pm.