For two consecutive weeks, a member of the George Mason University Patriots was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

Senior guard Cam Long, who averaged 22 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in the Patriots victories over conference opponents Drexel and James Madison last week, was awarded the honors. His 30-point explosion in the victory at James Madison marked a career-high in the scoring category as he was 8-of-9 from the field, including a perfect 4-for-4 from deep range. He became the first Mason player in three seasons to top the 30-point plateau.

“It’s all about confidence,” Long said. “Confidence in myself and confidence in my teammates. They were able to get me in a good position to shoot the ball and I just took advantage of it. I’ve been feeling really good lately and my confidence level is continuing to grow.”

The previous week, junior forward Ryan Pearson posted 19 points and 5.5 rebounds a night for the Patriots in their victories over Northeastern and Georgia State. He poured in a career-best 24 points against the Huskies early in the week and came back with another 14-point effort at home against Georgia State. He was the first Mason player to claim Player of the Week honors since Jan. 25 of last year when Long picked up the award. During his freshman season, Pearson was named CAA Rookie of the Week on two separate occasions.

Both Long and Pearson have played a key factor in Mason’s current seven-game winning streak. They’ll look to continue their momentum in what is projected to be a tough week for the Patriots as they take on the Hofstra Pride and the Old Dominion Monarchs.