Ragin' Cajuns junior Shawn Long earns Sun Belt Conference player of the week award _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns forward Shawn Long (21) drives around Texas-Arlington Mavericks forward Brandon Edwards (35) to score a basket as they play in the Sun Belt Conference Championship quarterfinals in New Orleans, La. Friday, March 14, 2014.

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette junior forward Shawn Long was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points and nine rebounds in a pair of Ragin’ Cajuns wins last week.

Long connected on 58.6 percent of his shots to lead the Cajuns to wins against UALR and Troy, and he also posted his 40th career double-double.

It’s the second time this season and the fifth time in his career that Long has earned the conference honor.