Player of the Month: January
By Jake Henning
Mens: Cyrus Largie
Cyrus Largie has been nothing short of impressive for the Eagles this season, and has continued to improve throughout every single game. Coming into the year, Largie was not a part of the starting lineup for the Green and Blue, but for the last four games, he has earned a spot in that five with his play.
Over the course of those four games, Largie has averaged 13.5 points for the Eagles. Largie tallied a career-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Georgia Southern, while adding a team-high eight rebounds on the night. He has now earned the second spot on FGCU’s leading scorers list, behind Caleb Catto.
Largie is showing why he earned that scholarship given to him at the end of his freshman season. He has continued to play valuable minutes for the Eagles and come up with some extremely impressive hustle plays that have turned into clutch points for FGCU. Largie is only improving and will continue to showcase his talents when the Eagles begin their conference play.
Women’s: Tishara Morehouse
Coming into her first year of eligibility at FGCU, Morehouse was looking to fill some pretty big shoes with 90 percent of the Eagles’ scoring having graduated. And she has done that on more than one occasion. In only her second game of the season, Morehouse dropped a season-high and team-high 35 points in their Nov. 28 matchup against Arkansas.
She followed that up by putting up 19 and 25 points in her next two games. Morehouse has shown that she is more than reliable when on the court, and that is why Head Coach Karl Smesko has continued to keep her in games.
Tishara has played under 30 min in only one game this season, a game where she had 18 points and 6 assists. She leads the team in minutes, averaging 32.9 minutes on the season.
And while she has scored the most points on the team, Morehouse is averaging 17.4 points on the season, which is second under FGCU standout Kierstan Bell. Morehouse is also second on the team in assists, right behind teammate Emma List.