This week’s ASOR Player of the Week, is Darius McGhee. Another week, another outstanding performance from arguably the greatest player to put on a Liberty uniform.

Similar to the previous week, the Flames split their two games, winning the home game, but losing on the road. In the road loss against UNF, McGhee put up a valiant effort, scoring 28 points while tacking on two rebounds and an assist. McGhee saved his best performance for last this week, however, as the senior went off at home against Stetson. McGhee scored 39 points while recording nine rebounds and six assists in the Liberty victory. That 39-point performance was the most points scored by any player in a single game at Liberty Arena and with his seven three-pointers, McGhee also broke the ASUN single-season three-point record. Liberty needed all 39 of his points as McGhee hit a clutch three and scored seven points in the final 1:08 of the game, to help the Flames put away the Hatters. 

Darius McGhee has been playing at an elite level all season but has really put the Flames on his back these past couple of weeks. In the past four games, McGhee is averaging 31.5 points per game, 5.75 rebounds per game, and 5.5 assists per game. The Roxboro, NC native still leads the nation in total points scored and has recently moved up to eighth on the all-time Liberty Men’s Basketball scoring list. McGhee can move up to number seven on the list if he scores just eight points or more in Monday night’s game at Central Arkansas.  

McGhee continues to score a lot of points, break records, and be named our player of the week. Liberty has entered the home stretch of the 2021-22 regular season, with just three games remaining. The Flames find themselves competing for the top seed in the ASUN Tournament. Liberty is currently in a tie with Jacksonville State (although the Gamecocks own the head-to-head), with both Bellarmine and Jacksonville just a game behind. Getting the top seed will be no easy task, but the good news for the Flames, however, is their best player is playing his best basketball at the right time and shows no signs of slowing down.