Fort Valley State University seniors Cecil Bent and Jasmine Birdsong have been named SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players of the Week, respectively. Fort Valley State University sophomore Corey Hunter has been named SIAC Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week while Kentucky State University junior Jasmine Davis has been named SIAC Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week.
Bent, a native of Metter, GA, averaged 12 points and four rebounds in two games this past week. The 6-9, 290-pound center also averaged an assist and a steal while leading the Wildcats to a 2-0 record with wins over conference-foes Stillman College and Claflin University.
Birdsong, a native of Sparta, GA, averaged 15 points and eight rebounds in two games this past week. The 5-11 center also averaged a steal while leading the Lady Wildcats to a 2-0 record with wins over Stillman College and Claflin University.
Hunter, a forward from Cincinnati, OH, averaged 13 points and seven rebounds in two games for the Wildcats. The 6-8 transfer from Wallace-Hanceville Community College helped lead FVSU to victories over Stillman College and Claflin University.
Davis, a guard from Cincinnati, OH, is named the SIAC’s top newcomer for the second consecutive week after averaging 21 points, including a career-high 30 points against West Virginia State University, while also averaging 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the Thorobrettes.
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