Junior shooting guard Antonio Bostic has evolved from a bench player last season for the 'Jacks to SFA's leader in minutes played so far this year. His transformation into a leadership role and amazing stretch of games has helped earn his spot as our 'Jack of the week.
Bostic might as well begin being called SFA's 'iron man,' because he leads the team in minutes played and twice last week never left the floor during the entire game.
Bostic says it's nice coach has that much confidence in his endurance.
"It feels good to be out there that long," said Bostic. "But during the game I don't really think about it and by the end I don't notice that I played the whole time."
Coach Kaspar credits Bostic for the 'Jacks recent hot streak. Over the last 7 games the 6'2" guard from Kansas is averaging 14 points per game and SFA is 5-2 during that stretch.
"Antonio is going through a very good streak right now which is one of the reasons we are winning games," said Kaspar. "He is hitting it well and is going to have to continue to do that if we are going to continue our winning ways."
On Monday Bostic was named the Southland conference player of the week. That was due in large part to two outstanding performances where Bostic scored 17 and 19 points leading SFA to two huge victories. But Bostic wants to focus more on the wins than the awards.
"It's good to get the award and you always like to contribute to your team, but I like helping the team get wins," said Bostic. "It was nice and I was happy, but I was more happy for my team because I would not have got it without them."
So SFA's first player of 2012 to win the Southland's player of the week is also your 'Jack of the week. You can watch Bostic and the rest of the Lumberjacks on Saturday in Nacogdoches. The men's and women's basketball teams will host a double header starting at 4PM. The women will host Texas State, while the men play High Point in the 'Sears Bracket Busters' game.
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