By Alex Hines, Senior Writer,
Division 1 Men’s National Player of the Week: Devante Carter 6-3 G Norfolk State
Led the Spartans to back-to-back victories over Morgan State over the weekend, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in route to capturing Player of the Week honors for the second straight week and third time this season. He scored 20 points with three rebounds and three assists in the 74-69 win over the Bears on Saturday, followed by 19 points with six rebounds and five assists in a 68-65 victory on Sunday. Carter shot 88.2 percent from the free throw line over the weekend, including a perfect 9-for-9 on Sunday.
Division 1 Women’s National Player of the Week: Chanin Scott 6-0 Sr. G North Carolona A&T
Chanin averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game as the #1 Ranked Aggies defeated rival North Carolina Central by double digits twice this past weekend to remain unbeaten in MEAC play and run their win streak to nine games. Scott’s weekend included a double-double on Sunday, when she had 22 points and 11 rebounds to go along with four steals and three assists.
Small School Men’s National Player of the Week Division2/NAIA: Trey Petty 6-2 G Stillman College
While helping Stillman (13-1, 11-1 SSAC West) to a 3-0 week, Petty scored a total of 75 points in 88:45 minutes played, averaging 25 points per game. He shot 75% from the floor and 66.7% from 3-point range, while also averaging seven rebounds and two assists. During the week, Petty also passed 700 career points. The Huntsville, Alabama native now has 712 points in 44 career games, becoming the fourth Tiger player to score 700 in the program’s NAIA era (2016-present) and second-fastest to do so.
Small School Women’s National Player of the Week Division2/NAIA: Shay Johnson G, Rust
Johnson, a guard from Byhalia, Mississippi, tied a career-high in points (18) and set a new one in field goals made (8) while shooting 0.889 (8-of-9) from the field in a win at Tougaloo.
She was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the home victory versus Tougaloo, which they defeated twice last week, and averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists with two steals while connecting on 17-of-33 (0.515) shots from the floor.