ATLANTA—Benedict College junior Marcus Goode has been named SIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while Stillman College senior Jamila McKinnis has been named SIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Paine College junior James Devlin and Tuskegee University sophomore Alondra Rivers have been named SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Newcomers of the Week, respectively.
Goode, a native of Chapin, SC, averaged an impressive 32 points and 16.5 rebounds in two games this past week. The 6-10, 265-pound center had a career night against Kentucky State with 34 points and 21 rebounds, both of which are career-highs. Goode, a preseason All-American by Sporting News, also averaged 2.5 blocks and 1.5 assists while helping the Tigers to a 2-0 record with wins over Augusta State University and conference-foe Kentucky State University.
McKinnis, a native of Mobile, AL, put up a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Stillman’s only contest this past week. The 5-10 forward also contributed five assists along with four blocks and two steals on defensive in the Lady Tigers’ 57-45 win over Selma University.
Devlin, a guard from Tampa, FL, scored 11 points while dishing out five assists and grabbing two rebounds in Paine’s 78-56 win over conference-foe Lane College. Defensively, the 6-1 transfer from Hillsborough Community College also had three steals to help push the Lions record to 2-0 in the SIAC, giving them an early lead in the conference standings.
Rivers, a guard from Decatur, GA, averaged 12.7 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in three games this past week. The 5-6 transfer from Jones Community College also averaged 2.7 steals while helping the Tigerettes to a 3-0 record, including victories over Clark Atlanta University as well as the University of Mobile and Texas College at the Xavier Classic in New Orleans, LA.
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