MEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Martinez named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – UT Martin’s Javier Martinez earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, registering 20.0 points and 16.5 rebounds in a pair of victories, including a 20-20 game against Tennessee Tech.
The St. Croix, Virgin Islands, native became the first UT Martin player in the Division I era to post a 20-20 contest, collecting 22 points and a career-best 21 rebounds at Tennessee Tech. He made 11-of-14 shots from the field and added two assists.
Three days later the senior forward recorded 18 points and a game-high 12 boards versus Eastern Kentucky, connecting on 7-of-11 shots and hitting all four free throws. He is averaging 11.8 points and a team-best 7.8 rebounds in 24 games this season for the Skyhawks.
2016-17 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Matthew Butler, UT Martin
November 22 – Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
November 29 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
December 6 – Evan Bradds, Belmont
December 13 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
December 20 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
January 3 – Reggie Upshaw, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Markel Crawford, Memphis
January 17 – Brody Stone, University of the South
January 24 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
January 31 – Jacolby Mobley, UT Martin
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Bryan’s Levi earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bryan College’s Amber Levi garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, averaging 31.0 points and 5.0 rebounds with 12 total 3-pointers in a pair of wins for the Lions.
The Dayton, Tenn., native started the week with a 20-point effort on the road at Columbia [SC] College, hitting 6-of-17 from the field and 6-for-8 at the foul line. The sophomore guard exploded for 42 points along with nine rebounds and five assists in a 90-81 victory over St. Andrews University, connecting on 13-of-25 shots overall with 10 3-pointers. She was also 6-for-6 at the foul line.
Levi set a single-game school record for made 3-pointers and her 42-point effort ranks as the third most in a contest in Bryan history. She leads the Lions with 15.8 points and pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game.
2016-17 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Jada Smith, Union University
November 22 – Bella Taylor, University of the South
November 29 – Jada Smith, Union University
December 6 – Whitney Mitchell, King University
December 13 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
December 20 – Darby Maggard, Belmont
January 3 – Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 17 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
January 24 – Alex Johnson, Middle Tennessee
January 31 – Bria Gaines, Union University