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HBCU All-Stars National Spotlight Player of the Week: Tennessee State’s Jr. Clay leads weekly honorees

Tennessee State’s Jr. Clay has been named the HBCU All-Stars National Spotlight Player of the Week for Jan. 15-21.

Clay scored 25.5 ppg in the Tigers’ two games last week. After scoring 18 points in Tennessee State’s 78-74 victory vs. Eastern Illinois, Clay scored 28 of his 33 points in the second half in the Tigers’ 89-77 loss at Little Rock.Clay’s  33 points are the third-most by an OVC player in a game this season

Clay, a 6-foot guard, scored his 2,000th career point vs. the Trojans, becoming the 20th player in Ohio Valley Conference history to score 2,000 points in a career. 

A graduate student from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Clay is on the Curly Neal Point Guard Watch List for the 2023 HBCU All-Star Game to be held April 2 in Houston (Click here for tickets) and broadcast on CBS. 

HBCU All-Stars Players and Teams of the Week

HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced its fourth 2022-23 HBCU All-Stars “Player of the Week and Team of the Week” honors featuring the nation’s top HBCU student-athletes from the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State, North Carolina A&T, and Hampton Universities.

HBCU All-Stars National Spotlight Team of the Week  

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff — Went 2-0 for the week with a road win over Bethune-Cookman University (77-71) and home win against SWAC leader Southern University (62-55). UAPB currently has a five-game winning streak.

Alcorn State University — Went (2-0) with an overtime road win against Prairie View A&M University (77-68) and a home win vs. Florida A&M University (57-47). The Braves are on a five-game winning streak. 

HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I MEAC Co-Players of the Week

Brendan Medley-Bacon, North Carolina Central University (Caldwell Jones Center) — Had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks in a home win against Delaware State University.

Kris Bankston, Norfolk State University (Anthony Mason Power Forward) — Had 19 points, 13…


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Author : Marcus Nelson

Publish date : 2023-01-26 00:05:06

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