Justin Strings, Men's Basketball

Justin Strings, Men's Basketball

Federated Insurance Sacramento State Student-Athlete of the Week, Dec. 25-31

Senior forward Justin Strings is this week’s Federation Insurance Sacramento State Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Hornets to a come from behind 80-75 home win over a Portland State squad that was ranked 20th in the nation in the Mid-Major poll.

The team co-captain scored a career-high 34 points on 16-of-18 shooting from the field to go along with eight rebounds, five assists, one blocked shot and zero turnovers in 38 minutes. In fact, after missing his first two shots of the game, Strings proceeded to go 16-for-16 from the field over the game’s final 33 minutes. The 34 points were the fourth most in Sacramento State’s Div. I era, and the most by a Hornet since 2008.

The Carson, Calif., native scored 19 of those points in the second half while going 9-for-9 from the field. He was a huge factor in the Hornets outscoring Portland State, 47-36, after halftime. In fact, Strings either scored or assisted on 21 of Sacramento State’s final 34 points of the game. Making the win even sweeter is the Hornets overcame a 16-point first half deficit.

For his efforts, he was named the National Mid-Major Player of the Week as well as Big Sky Conference Player of the Week. Strings has now scored in double figures in 34 straight games dating back to last season, and has posted at least 14 points in nine straight games.

2017-18 Sacramento State Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 15: Jeff Wu, Men's Basketball
Week 14: Hannah Friend, Women's Basketball
Week 13: Kevin Thomson, Football
Week 12: Nishtha Madan, Women's Golf
Week 11: Mikus Losbergs, Men's Tennis
Week 10: Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Women's Soccer
Week 9: BJ Perkinson, Football
Week 8: Brie Gathright, Volleyball
Week 7: Kennedy Kurtz, Volleyball
Week 6: Kevin Thomson, Football
Week 5: Justin Bedig, Men's Soccer
Week 4: Dre Terrell, Football
Week 3: Tyler Sickler, Men's Cross Country
Week 2: Lana Brown, Volleyball
Week 1: Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Women's Soccer

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