MEN’S BASKETBALL: Middle Tennessee’s King named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s Nick King earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, posting 32 points and 11 rebounds in a five-point road win at Florida Gulf Coast for the Blue Raiders.
The Memphis, Tenn., native made 11-of-21 shots overall and connected on 10-for-14 attempts at the foul line, setting career-highs in points, rebounds, assists (4) and minutes played (37) in Middle Tennessee’s second win over FGCU in 11 days. It was his first double-double of the season.
He has netted 20-plus points in five straight outings and ranks sixth nationally in scoring with 24.3 points per game. King is adding 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest as well for the Blue Raiders.
2017-18 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Devin Whitfield, Trevecca University
November 21 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
November 28 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Shumpert garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Chelsey Shumpert earned Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, posting 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists with one double-double in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.
The Paducah, Ky., native matched a career-high with 31 points at Mississippi College, hitting 10-of-16 shots overall with three 3-pointers. The senior guard made 8-of-9 at the foul line while adding five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 98-71 victory.
Two days later Shumpert netted a career-best 34 points with three more triples, collecting 11 rebounds and hitting 9-for-11 at the charity stripe. She finished 11-of-17 from the field in the 69-62 win at Delta State, helping Union to a 2-0 start in league play.
Shumpert leads NCAA Division II in scoring with 28.6 points per game and has scored 20 or more points in all eight contests this season with three games of 30-plus points. She is adding 6.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.0 steals per outing as well.
2017-18 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 21 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman
November 28 – Kylee Smith, Belmont