From the SWAC:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Jalen Johnson and Texas Southern’s Michael Weathers its SWAC Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week for outstanding performances during the opening week of competition.
Johnson (Indiana, Ind.) delivered an outstanding season opening performance as Alabama A&M defeated Samford in the final seconds 78-76. In 28 minutes of work he recorded career-highs of 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting along with collecting seven rebounds.
Weathers (Roeland Park, Kansas) led TSU in scoring (14.7 ppg) over a three-game span as the Tigers capped off the week with a comeback win over Wyoming in which he scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half. The senior guard also led TSU for the past three games in field goals made (19), rebounds (7.7) and steals (2.0). He finished one rebound short of a double-double in his TSU debut at Washington State and has scored in double digits while collecting seven or more rebounds in all three games.
Other Notable Performances:
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Shaun Doss led or tied for team lead in double figures in games against Marquette, #7 Wisconsin, and Iowa State while averaging 19.3 points per game, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. He scored a career-high 27 points with five rebounds in UAPB’s season-opener at Marquette.
- Alcorn State’s Kurk Lee entered the game off the bench and contributed a team-high 14 points in his debut for the Braves. He connected on 6-for-11 shots from the floor and went 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.
- Mississippi Valley State’s Kam’Ron Cunningham contributed 13 points for MVSU against Arkansas and 24 points versus Wyoming.
About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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