HBCU ALL-STARS ANNOUNCES PLAYER & TEAM OF THE WEEK
MARCH 8 , 2023
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ATLANTA (WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023) HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced its 12th 2022-23 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 FEBRUARY 26 – March 4:
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I MEAC Player of the Week
Sam Sessoms, Coppin State University (Fred “Curly” Neal Point Guards)
Averaged 35 mpg, 9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.5 assist and shot 50% FG% (7-14) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I MEAC Co-Teams of the Week
North Carolina Central University
Went 2-0 for the week with a home win against Norfolk State University (76-75) in overtime and a road win over South Carolina State University (71- 64) for a seven-game winning streak.
Went 2-0 for the week with wins at South Carolina State University (82-78) and at home against Norfolk State University (87-67) and solidified first place and MEAC regular season championship
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I SWAC Player of the Week
Cameron Christon, Grambling State University (Purvis Short Small Forwards)
Averaged 32 mpg, 13.6 points, 6 rebounds, and shot 40% FG% (13-32), and 76% FT% (10-13) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I SWAC Team of the Week
Grambling State University
Went 3-0 for the week with a road win over Bethune-Cookman University (66-54) and two home wins over Alabama A&M University (60-48) and Alabama State University (69-49) for a nine-game winning streak and a share of first place and SWAC regular season championship.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II SIAC Player of the Week
Kerry Richardson, Morehouse College (Purvis Short Small Forward)
Averaged 38 mpg, 23 points, 12 rebounds, and shot 48% FG% (12-25), 91 FT% (22-25) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II SIAC Team of the Week
Won the 2022 – 2023 SIAC Conference Tournament Championship held at Savannah State University with three consecutive wins over Edward Waters University (71-52), Morehouse College (72-67) in overtime, and Benedict College (60-40).
According to Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO “I am truly grateful and blessed to say how proud I am of all our 49 participating HBCUs, hardworking, talented, ambitious, and very deserving “66 Watch List” players representing Black College Basketball at the highest level from our four premier conferences MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, and INDEPENDENT schools Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities. Congrats to Miles College Men’s Basketball team and Head Coach Fred Watson for winning the SIAC Conference Tournament Championship at Savannah State University this past weekend. We are very excited for our two outstanding CIAA (Winston Salem State University and Virginia Union University) and SIAC (Miles College and Tuskegee University) teams participating in the NCAA Division II National Tournament Championship this week. We have some of the nation’s best coaches in the country in Cleo Hill Jr., Head Men’s Basketball Coach Winston Salem State University, Jay Butler, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Virginia Union University, Benji Taylor, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Tuskegee University, and Fred Watson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Miles College. This is also a big week for the SWAC and MEAC Conference Tournament Championship and teams vying for the automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Tournament.”
On Monday, March 13 at 11:00 am ET, we will announce the 2022-23 HBCU All-Stars Teams representing Team Dr. Dick Barnett (MEAC & SIAC All-Stars) versus Team Willis Reed (SWAC & CIA All-Stars) live from CBS Sports HQ.
Our HBCU All-Stars National Scouts will attend the SWAC and MEAC Conference Tournament Championships this week and continue evaluating, scouting, and recruiting the nation’s top 24 players across the country.
HBCU All-Stars Player of the Week selections will highlight and showcase the nation’s best HBCU student-athletes and brilliant coaches on a national stage.
HBCU All-Stars LLC will honor the illustrious playing careers of Fred “Curly” Neal, Johnson C. Smith University (CIAA), Sam Jones, North Carolina Central University (MEAC), Purvis Short, Jackson State University (SIAC), Caldwell Jones, Albany State University (SIAC), Anthony Mason, Tennessee State University (Independent). All of these amazing HBCU legends made their mark in this great game of basketball and reached the highest level of success in the NBA and Harlem Globetrotters. We will recognize their impact on our HBCU basketball culture during the 2022-23 basketball season and host the first ever HBCU All-Star Game on an HBCU campus at Texas Southern University.
This event is far more than a basketball game. HBCU All-Stars LLC will stage the HBCU All-Star Game Experience, a week-long festival that will kick off the week on Tuesday, March 28 and conclude the following Tuesday after the Championship game (April 4). It will celebrate the HBCU Experience and will be highlighted by a HBCU All-Stars College Admissions Fair, Community Outreach and Engagement, Pro Day Combine, Welcome Reception, Awards Ceremony, and Social Justice & Civil Rights panel discussion.
The HBCU All-Star Game will air live on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream on Paramount+.
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