McNeese’s Kennedy Repeats as Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgMen’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Senior – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.Against SLU on Wednesday, Kennedy scored 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting with five rebounds and five blocks, becoming the first Southland student-athlete to record five games with at least five blocks. He scored the team’s first six points and 14 of the Cowboys’ first 17 on the board within the first 9:33. Week 13 Southland Conference Release (PDF) Kennedy turned in a H&HP Complex record and career-high 37 points in Saturday’s win over HBU, missing just one attempt from the field as he finished 14-of-15 to lead McNeese to its sixth-straight win. He pulled down 12 rebounds, giving him his eighth double-double of the season and fifth double-double in conference play. During the Cowboys’ six-game streak, the senior forward is averaging 23.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 76.9 percent from the field. Kennedy has four double-doubles in that run and has won back-to-back Player of the Week awards. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  Ranked second in Division I in field-goal percentage (69.9), Kennedy earns his second-straight weekly honor and fourth of the season after shooting an eye-popping 25-for-28 from the field and nearly averaging a double-double with 31.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He also averaged four blocks a contest. The Cowboys (11-9, 6-3 SLC) kept their winning ways going with a 77-61 victory over Southeastern Louisiana and a 102-89 win over Houston Baptist to extend their win-streak to six games. McNeese will flex its 8-2 home record in a showdown with second-place Nicholls at 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday before hosting rival Lamar at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Elvis Harvey Jr., Nicholls; Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State.last_img read more