StatSheet SWAC Players of the Week - December 24th, 2012

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Macolm Miller from Southern University has earned StatSheet's SWAC Player of the Week award for December 24th. Mississippi Valley State's Julius Francis has been recognized as StatSheet SWAC Freshman of the Week. And last but not least, Southern University's Macolm Miller has taken StatSheet's SWAC 6th Man of the Week. Miller registered big numbers in both rebounding (7 per game) and scoring (14.5 pts per game). The Southern University sophomore played well for the Jaguars in a win versus Texas A&M and an unfortunate loss to TCU.

Miller totaled 12 points and 8 rebounds in 33 minutes in a 68-57 loss to TCU. That was followed by a team-leading 17 point and 6 rebound performance in a narrow 53-51 victory against Texas A&M.

This is the first time this season that Macolm Miller has been selected StatSheet SWAC Player of the Week. The runner-up this week is Kelsey Howard, a sophomore from Jackson State. Honorable mention goes to Terry Rose, a senior from Grambling State. The highest ranking player from Alcorn State was Ian Francis who finished 15th.

StatSheet SWAC Freshman of the Week: Mississippi Valley State's Julius Francis

Julius Francis averaged 24 minutes starting all 3 games for Mississippi Valley State. He was number one among all SWAC freshmen in scoring (8.67 pts per game), rebounding (7.33 per game), and free throws (2.67 per game). In a 77-42 loss to Bradley, Francis topped the Delta Devils in scoring and rebounding with 21 and 9 respectively. In a 63-52 loss to Georgia Southern, he added 2 points and 7 rebounds. And closing it out with a 69-64 loss to Cal State Bakersfield, Francis racked up 3 points and 6 rebounds.

This is the first StatSheet SWAC Freshman of the Week award for Julius Francis. Matt Smith from Mississippi Valley State gets runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Bobby Brown from Alabama State.

StatSheet SWAC 6th Man of the Week: Southern University's Macolm Miller

Sophomore Macolm Miller, a 6-6 reserve guard, averaged 29 minutes over the two games for the Jaguars. In the loss to TCU, Miller put up 12 points and 8 rebounds. After that, in the win over Texas A&M, he led all scoring and rebounding with 17 points and 6 rebounds.

This is Macolm Miller's second StatSheet SWAC 6th Man of the Week award this season. Sydney Coleman, a sophomore forward from Jackson State, is runner up. Demondre Chapman, a junior forward from Prairie View A&M, receives honorable mention. Alcorn State has yet to win StatSheet SWAC Player of the Week.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Kelsey Howard, Jackson State: 32 PPG
  • Rebounding: Demarquelle Tabb, Alabama A&M: 10 RPG
  • Assists: Jeremy Crutcher, Alabama A&M: 6 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Sydney Coleman, Jackson State: 3 BPG
  • Free Throws: Dundrecous Nelson, Jackson State: 9 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Kelsey Howard, Jackson State: 6 TPG
  • Steals: Christian Williams, Jackson State: 5 SPG

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1 SOU 19-13 15-3
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 6Alcorn State 12-19 9-9
7 Jackson State 11-20 7-11
8 PVAMU 11-23 6-12
9 MVSU 9-23 5-13
10 Grambling State 5-24 3-15
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