Becoming a better basketball player was not among Andy Orr’s New Year resolutions. That’s because he doesn’t need to become better.
Orr, a 6-8 monster inside for the Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball team, is this week’s Lebanon Sports Buzz’s Athlete of the Week. He was also named to D3hoops.com Men’s Basketball Team of the Week.
On Wednesday at Lou Sorrentino Gymnasium, Orr was all over the place, leading the Flying Dutchmen to an 82-74 victory over Stevenson. In the contest, Orr, a sophomore out of Conrad Weiser, logged 37 minutes, tallied 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting and eight-for-eight free throwing, hauled in nine boards and blocked five shots.
Three days later, Orr helped Lebanon Valley to an 88-74 triumph at Wilkes, LVC’s fourth straight win. On Saturday, Orr registered 17 points on seven-for-13 shooting, knocked down a trey and grabbed eight caroms.
Orr is the reigning Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth rookie of the year and currently leads the circuit in scoring with a 20.2 points per game average. Orr also ranks third in the league in both rebounding and blocked shots.
But most importantly, it has been Orr’s play which has propelled the Flying Dutchmen to the top of the MAC Commonwealth Standings, with a 4-1 league mark and a 10-4 overall record.
– Jeff Falk