Monday, December 6, 2010

Athlete of the Week: Greg Plater

With so many teams and athletes competing in Division 1 NCAA basketball, leading the nation in any particular stat is impressive in and of itself, but when that stat is something as important and difficult as total three point shots made, the fact becomes even more remarkable.

Long Beach State's Greg Plater has that distinction, having currently made more three point shots than any other player in the country with 34 through his first 9 games. Plater poured in 11 three balls this past week on his way to setting a new career high in points with 22 against BYU-Hawaii last Thursday, and then chipping in 21 big points to lead LBSU in a come from behind victory against the previously unbeaten Boise State Broncos this past Sunday.

His outstanding outside shooting, and career nights made the senior from Salem, Oregon an easy choice for this week's Long Beach State Athlete of the Week. Check out this promotional video Greg shot with Coach Monson in the Long Beach State athletics offices. Coach Monson learns it takes a lot of work on and off the court for Plater to be the three point marksman that he is.

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