Times Staff Report
February 21, 2013
PIKEVILLE – His career at the University of Pikeville has been nothing shy of extraordinary, and now, Trevor Setty has another honor to add to his vast collection: National Player of the Week.
The 6-foot-9 guard was named NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Bears to wins over No. 3 Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University, which received votes in last week’s national ratings.
In those games, Setty 23.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and two assists per game as the Bears knocked off Lindsey Wilson 95-87 on Thursday and Campbellsville 77-75 on Saturday. He also became on the ninth player in Pikeville history to surpass 1,700 points on Saturday. His 1,701 is 111 points behind Hoskins Carroll for eighth on the all-time scoring list.
In addition, he hit 13-of-24 (54.2 percent) from the floor, and 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) from the arc. The senior was also perfect on 17 free throw attempts in the contests.
Setty has scored in double figures in 25 of 26 games this season.
“Trevor has had a terrific season and a fine career at Pikeville,” said Coach Kelly Wells, who also coached Setty as an eighth-grader at Mason County High School when the Royals won the 2003 Kentucky State Championship. “Last week he was completely zoned in, focused and was tremendous for us.
“He was exactly what we’re going to need him to be the remainder of the season if we want to have a special postseason again.”
Two years ago, the senior guard won the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player Award after matching his career high with 32 points and pulling down 17 rebounds in the championship win over Mountain State University. Setty finished the tournament as its leading scorer with 108 points, and added 49 rebounds while stroking 18 three-point shots.
Setty is fourth in the Mid-South Conference in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game. That figure has him 14th in the country. He is also third in the league with an average of 7.2 rebounds per contest.
In addition, he appears in the Top 10 in 10 other statistical categories in the conference. He is in the Top 50 in eight individual categories in the nation.
Pikeville improved to 21-5 overall with last week’s wins and is tied for second in the Mid-South with a 12-5 conference record. The Bears head to Ohio for a pair this week, playing Rio Grande on Thursday and Shawnee State on Saturday.