Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics
Tennessee State men’s basketball graduate student Jr. Clay was named the OVC Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
On Saturday, Clay became the 20th OVC’s 2,000-Point Club member last week, hitting the mark with a 33-point performance at Little Rock on Saturday. The 33 points are the third-most by an OVC player in a game this season; Clay scored 28 of those points after halftime and finished the game 11-of-24 from the field and 10-of-11 at the free throw line. He added six assists, four rebounds, and a steal.
Clay opened the week with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, and a steal against Eastern Illinois. He hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final 42 seconds as the Tigers won by four points. Clay leads the OVC in scoring (18.9 points/game), is second in assists (4.6/game), fifth in 3-pointers made (2/4/game), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4), and seventh in free throw percentage (80.9%) In Conference-only games Clay is averaging 22.5 points/game.
TSU visits SEMO on Thursday and then returns to the Gentry Center on Saturday against Lindenwood.