Alex Hines Presents HBCU National Basketball Players of the Week
By Alex Hines, Senior Writer
Division 1 Men’s Player of the Week – Cam Mack, Prairie View A&M
Mack (Austin, Texas) had a stellar week for Prairie View A&M as his efforts helped the Panthers remain one of two unbeaten teams in league play. For the week he averaged 19.5 points per game to go along with 11.0 assists per outing. He added three steals for the week while logging 37 and 38 minutes respectively versus Alabama A&M and Alabama State. Mack currently ranks as one of the top assists leaders in the nation dishing out an average of 8.4 assists per contest.
Division 1 Women’s Player of the Week – Dariauna Lewis, Alabama A&M
Lewis (Omaha, Neb.) led Alabama A&M’s return to the court in a big way playing at Texas Southern this past weekend. She scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and hauled in 15 rebounds to go with four blocks and a pair of assists in 32 minutes of play. That effort fueled a 73-50 victory over the Lady Tigers. On the season she is averaging 15.4 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting .568 from the floor. She is currently second in the SWAC in rebounding and field goal percentage, third in blocks per game and sixth in scoring.
Small School Division 2/NAIA Men’s National Player of the Week – Rayshawn Mart, Xavier (NO)
Gold Rush guard Rayshawn Mart continues to produce on another level in comparison to his GCAC peers this season. He produced a career-best 38 points and 12 rebounds, tied his career-high with five three-pointers and set a new program record for most minutes played in a single game when he never came off the court for the full 50 minutes of a double-overtime thriller versus Tugaloo.
Small School Division 2/NAIA Women’s National Player of the Week – Keiynan Tolbert, Florida Memorial
Florida Memorial University junior Keaynna Tolbert through two games this past week, Tolbert scored 63 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and nabbed 8 steals while tying her season-high for points in a single game – with her 35-point performance against No. 15 Southeastern University.