SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – January 22

From swac.org:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State University guard Troymain Crosby has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week following two standout performances this past weekend. The league made the announcement Tuesday morning.

Crosby, a 6-4 sophomore from Laurel, Miss., led the way for Alcorn in a 2-0 home-stand with wins over Mississippi Valley State (63-57) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (74-69). Over the two games, he averaged 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. He shot .542 (13-24) from the field.

Crosby flirted with a triple-double against MVSU with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He followed it up with a team-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals against UAPB.

Though second on the team in overall scoring, Crosby has been the top offensive producer for the Braves in league-play, averaging a team-high 13.5 points against SWAC opposition.

Other Notable Performances:
– Alabama State University’s Reginald Gee scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 72-54 win over rival Alabama A&M

– Prairie View A&M’s Gary Blackston averaged15.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in a pair of wins over the weekend as PVAMU remained the SWAC’s only undefeated team. Blackston recorded his second straight double-double, fourth of the season and fifth career in the 55-51 win over Jackson State Saturday with 10 points and 10 rebounds. In Monday’s 83-66 win over defending regular season champion Grambling, Blackston had a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds.

– UAPB’s Martaveous McKnight scored 29 points in both sides of back-to-back outings versus Southern and Alcorn State. He shot 47.2 percent from the field, including a 50-percent clip from beyond the arc (10-of-20) and a 77.8 percent mark from the charity stripe.

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