Transylvania senior guard Gabe Schmitt featured as WKYT-TV’s Player of the Week

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Lexington, Ky. – Coming off a pair of season-best performances the previous week, Transylvania senior guard Gabe Schmitt was selected as WKYT-TV's Player of the Week and featured in a weekly segment this past Wednesday.

In an interview with sportscaster Alex Walker of the Lexington CBS affiliate station, Schmitt recapped his individual performances and the season so far for the Pioneers.

Schmitt was chosen by WKYT for the weekly award, which selects high-performance athletes from various levels from around the Bluegrass region, after matching a career-high 31 points in an 84-81 loss at Franklin College on January 8, a performance which included a 20-point second half which witnessed the senior knock down his first five 3-point attempts of the night.

Later that week in a 90-83 victory over Defiance College last Saturday, Schmitt added 12 points on another afternoon in which the senior shot over 50 percent from the field.

The senior leads the Pioneers in scoring and ranks fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference at 16.6 points per game. Schmitt is third in the HCAC in 3-point shooting percentage at 49.2 percent.   

The full story and video interview can be found here via WKYT's website.

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