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


Mercadel, a sophomore guard from Little Elm, had an outstanding week in leading the ‘Roos to a 2-0 record against Paul Quinn College and Hendrix College. Mercadel averaged 24.5 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game while shooting 65 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free-throw line.


Mercadel flirted with a triple-double in the game against Paul Quinn, scoring 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds while dishing out seven assists. He also averaged 1.5 steals per game in the two contests.