Austin College men’s basketball player Justice Mercadel has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.


Mercadel, a freshman guard from Little Elm, averaged 27 points per game in two contests as the ‘Roos went 1-1. Mercadel scored 25 points against Schreiner and then poured in 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the ‘Roos topped Trinity.


Mercadel, who was named to the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week last week, has now scored at least 20 points in four straight games.


For the year, Mercadel is sixth in the SCAC in scoring at 16.8 points per game and leads the conference with an average of 2.5 steals per game. He also ranks 11th in rebounding, ninth in assists, and sixth in blocked shots.