MEN’S BASKETBALL: Memphis’ Martin named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of Memphis guard Jeremiah Martin earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, averaging 28.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in two victories for the Tigers.
The Memphis native scored a career-best 31 points versus Tulane, hitting 7-of-13 shots overall with a pair of 3-pointers. He connected on all 15 free throw attempts in a 96-89 win, setting an American Athletic Conference record for most free throws made in a game without a miss. He also tied the league record for most foul shots made in a contest.
Martin followed that with 26 points, six rebounds and six assists at Temple, hitting 10-of-18 shots overall with two 3-pointers in an overtime victory. The Tigers have won three straight overall.
Martin is one of two players in the AAC to rank in the Top 5 in the league in scoring (18.5), assists (4.1) and steals (2.3) per game.
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
December 5 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
December 12 – Fatodd Lewis, UT Martin
December 19 – Amanze Egekeze, Belmont
December 27 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
January 3 – Averyl Ugba, Austin Peay
January 9 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Perkins garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Jada Perkins earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, posting 29.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.
The Jackson, Tenn., native made 10-of-13 shots overall and connected on 12-of-13 at the foul line for a career-high 32 points at Alabama-Huntsville. The junior guard added eight boards, three assists and five steals in a 74-67 victory.
Perkins followed that with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists versus West Florida, hitting 11-of-16 shots overall with a pair of 3-pointers. She made 21-of-29 shots combined in the two outings.
Perkins is averaging 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.5 assists per game for the Bulldogs, who are 16-1 overall.
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
December 5 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
December 12 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
December 19 – Ant’Treasia Patton, Cumberland University
December 27 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
January 3 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 9 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University