HBCU ALL-STARS “CELEBRATING THE BEST IN BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL” ANNOUNCES PLAYER OF THE WEEK & TEAM OF THE WEEK HONORS
Inaugural HBCU All-Star Game to be held at UNO Lakefront Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2022 Black History, Black Excellence & Black Cultural Experiences
ATLANTA (Wednesday, January 5, 2022) HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced HBCU All-Stars “Player of the Week and Team of the Week” honors featuring the nation’s top HBCU student-athletes from the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State, North Carolina A&T, and Hampton Universities.
This week’s winners from December 27th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022:
- HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II CIAA Team of the Week:
Elizabeth City State University (Second time this season)
Two decisive wins in the USVI Classic Tournament in the Virgin Islands.
- HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II CIAA Player of the Week (Ben Wallace Power Forward): Tyler Jones, Bowie State University
Jones had 19 points and five rebounds, including three three-pointers in a crucial non-conference win.
Note: There were no Weekly honors for the MEAC, SWAC, Division I Independent and SIAC this week due to no games being played in those conferences.
According to Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO, and former Head Coach at two prestigious HBCUs (Tennessee State and Fort Valley State University): “We are in the most important stretch of the 2021-22 basketball season and now beginning Championship season with conference play in the MEAC and SWAC. The three-month countdown to Final Four Weekend in New Orleans is here and we look forward to showcasing some of the best players from the 48 teams in the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities. We are excited to celebrate the best in black college basketball and recognizing our hard-working, talented, and ambitious student-athletes, and outstanding teams on a weekly basis.”
HBCU All-Stars Player of the Week selections will continue highlighting HBCU legends Dick Barnett Point Guards, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe Shooting Guards, Bobby Dandridge Small Forwards, Ben Wallace Power Forwards, and Rick Mahorn Centers.
The 2022 HBCU All-Star Game, a college basketball showcase highlighting the best HBCU players in the country, will be held at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 PM, ET.
The HBCU All-Star Game, which begins this season, will feature the best talent from the four Historically Black Athletic Conferences, representing the legendary coaches Team John McClendon (MEAC & SIAC) and Team Clarence “Big House” Gaines (SWAC & CIAA) along with Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities. The game will be held annually on the Sunday of Final Four weekend in the host city.
The HBCU All-Star Game will air live on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream on Paramount+.