Byerson named CIAA Player of the Week

by Matt Lincoln

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Braxton Byerson has saved some of his best performances for his senior season at Virginia Union.  And two of them certainly came last week.  Byerson was named the CIAA player of the week for his performance in two VUU wins last week.

Byerson, a senior guard/forward from Colonial Heights, Va., scored 36 points in VUU's 78-66 win over Fayetteville State University on January 20, the most points for a VUU player in a single game since William "Tell" Davis scored 36 points against Johnson C. Smith University in 1999.

Byerson also scored 26 points in VUU's 68-51 win over Virginia State University in the 2011 Freedom Classic on January 16.

The Thomas Dale High product could not keep Union from falling on Monday night.  VUU lost at St. Paul's 71-56.

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