HBCU ALL-STARS ANNOUNCES PLAYER & TEAM OF THE WEEK
February 8 , 2023
HBCU ALL-STARS ANNOUNCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK & TEAM OF THE WEEK HONORSCELEBRATING THE BEST IN BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SECOND ANNUAL HBCU ALL-STAR GAME TO BE HELD AT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY H&PE ARENA IN HOUSTON ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2
HBCU All-Star Game to Air Live on CBS at 4:00 PM ET
ATLANTA (WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2023) HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced its eighth 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 JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 4
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I MEAC Player of the Week
Joe Bryant Jr, Norfolk State University (Fred “Curly“ Neal Point Guard)
Back to back winner and averaged 28.5mpg, 23.5 points, 3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and shot 68 FG% (15-22), 63 3pt% (7-11), and 100 FT% (10-10) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I MEAC Team of the Week
Norfolk State UniversityWent (2-0) for the week with a home win against North Carolina Central University (77-71) and neutral site road win versus Hampton University (83-71).
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I SWAC Player of the Week
Marcus Garrett, Bethune-Cookman University (Fred “Curly “Neal Point Guard)
Averaged 31 mpg, 15 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal and shot 45 FG% (11-24), 50 3PT% (3-6) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I SWAC Co-Teams of the Week
Went (2-0) for the week with a home win over Alabama A&M University (88-77) and road game win against Prairie view A&M University (60-58). The team currently has a three game winning streak.
Alcorn State University
Went (2-0) for the week with a road win against Grambling State University (63-60) and a home win versus the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (70-67).
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I Independent Player of the Week
Marquis Godwin, Hampton University (Sam Jones Shooting Guard)
Averaged 38 mpg, 15.5 points, 1 rebound, and shot 47 FG% (11-25), 50 3pt% (9-18) for the week with a big game versus Norfolk State University in the Michael B. Jordan Legacy Classic. He had 21 points, went 7-10 for 3’s, 1 steal and played all 40 minutes.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division I Independent Team of the Week
Tennessee State University
Went (2-0) for the week with road wins over University of Southern Indiana (80-76) and Eastern Illinois University (65-51)
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II CIAA Player of the Week
Terrance Hunter-Whitfield, Virginia State University (Purvis Short Small Forward)
Averaged 31 mpg, 19 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.5 steals, and shot 42 FG% (11-26), and 100 FT% (14-14) for the week
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II CIAA Teams of the Week
Johnson C. Smith University
Went (2-0) with wins at home versus Virginia Union University (78-71) and Fayetteville State University (71-63)
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II SIAC Player of the Week
Justin Sylver Lane College (Fred “Curly” Neal Point Guard)
Averaged 28.5 mpg, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and shot 68 FG% (11-16), 82nFT% (14-17) for the week.
HBCU All-Stars NCAA Division II SIAC Teams of the Week
Went (2-0) on the week with road wins over Kentucky State University (82-76) and Spring Hill College (78-67). They have won seven out of their last eight games.
HBCU All-Stars National Spotlight Player of the Week
Joe Bryant Jr, Norfolk State University (Fred “Curly “Neal Point Guard)
Averaged 28.5mpg, 23.5 points, 3 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the week to go (2-0) with a home win against North Carolina Central University (77-71) and neutral site road win versus cross-town rival Hampton University (83-71). Bryant was named MVP in the Michael B. Jordan Legacy Classic, played 35 minutes, scored 29 points, 9-13 FG%, 5-8 3PT%, 6-6 FT%, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in the big-win. For the week, Bryant shot 68 FG% (15-22), 63 3PT% (7-11), and 100 FT% (10-10) in helping Norfolk State continue their three game winning streak and one game back from first place in MEAC league standing.
HBCU All-Stars National Spotlight Team of the Week
Alcorn State University
Went (2-0) for the week with a road win against Grambling State University (63-60) and home win over the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (70-67). The team has won eight out of the last nine games and share first place in SWAC league play.
According to Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO “We are truly proud to celebrate Black History Month with all 48 of our outstanding teams, coaches, support staff, and the nation’s top 66 HBCU players on the 2023 HBCU All-Star Game Watch List. They are competing at a very high level as we enter the second half of conference play in the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, CAA, and OVC. The SWAC are 10 games in league play, MEAC…seven games…CIAA..12 games…SIAC…18 games…and CAA & OVC…12 games in. February is a very important month for these teams as they compete to win the regular season and conference tournament championships.
Our HBCU All-Stars National Scouts will continue attending games and 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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